BUSINESS COMBINATION Definition

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BUSINESS COMBINATION is the merger of separate entities or operations of entities into one reporting entity.

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DOUBLE LEVERAGE usually refers to a situation where a holding company raises debt and downstreams it as equity capital, or subordinated debt, to a subsidiary, i.e. it is the use of debt by both the parent company and the subsidiary, in combination with the companys equity capital, to finance the assets of the subsidiary.

FEDERAL FUNDS are reserve balances that depository institu­tions lend each other, usually on an overnight basis. In addition, federal funds include certain other kinds of borrowings by depository institutions from each other and from federal agencies.

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