Demerger

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A demerger is a form of corporate restructuring in which the entity's business operations are segregated into one or more components.wikipedia
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Mergers and acquisitions

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It is the converse of a merger or acquisition.
The terms "demerger", "spin-off" and "spin-out" are sometimes used to indicate a situation where one company splits into two, generating a second company which may or may not become separately listed on a stock exchange.

Corporate spin-off

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A demerger can take place through a spin-off by distributed or transferring the shares in a subsidiary holding the business to company shareholders carrying out the demerger.

Divestment

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In contrast, divestment can also "undo" a merger or acquisition, but the assets are sold off rather than retained under a renamed corporate entity.

Business operations

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A demerger is a form of corporate restructuring in which the entity's business operations are segregated into one or more components.

Economic interventionism

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Demergers can be undertaken for various business and non-business reasons, such as government intervention, by way of antitrust law, or through decartelization.

Competition law

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Demergers can be undertaken for various business and non-business reasons, such as government intervention, by way of antitrust law, or through decartelization.

Decartelization

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Demergers can be undertaken for various business and non-business reasons, such as government intervention, by way of antitrust law, or through decartelization.

Origin Energy

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Origin Energy was formed 18 February 2000, as a result of a demerger of the Australian conglomerate, Boral Limited, which saw the energy business formed as a new company, separate from the building and construction materials business.

Carillion

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Carillion was created in July 1999, following a demerger from Tarmac, which had been founded in 1903.

Saab AB

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Despite the demerger, both Saab and Scania share the right to use the griffin logo, which originates from the coat of arms of the Swedish region of Scania.

Valmet

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Formerly owned by the State of Finland, Valmet was reborn in December 2013 with the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Corporation.

Restructuring

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Other reasons for restructuring include a change of ownership or ownership structure, demerger, or a response to a crisis or major change in the business such as bankruptcy, repositioning, or buyout.

Carnival Corporation & plc

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P&O Princess Cruises plc was formed in 2000, following the demerger of the cruise ship division of the P&O group.

Deutsche Postbank

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Postbank – eine Niederlassung der DB Privat- und Firmenkundenbank AG is a German retail bank, which was formed from the demerger of the postal savings division of Deutsche Bundespost in 1990.

Conduit toolbar

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It was developed by Conduit Inc. but demerged to Perion Network.

Mount Cook Group

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The company was split in 1989 with various operations progressively sold off, with Air New Zealand retaining the airline businesses.

Norwegian State Railways (1883–1996)

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On 1 December 1996, it was demerged to create the infrastructure operator Norwegian National Rail Administration, the train operator Norwegian State Railways and the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate.

AstraZeneca

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In 1993 the British chemicals company ICI demerged its pharmaceuticals businesses and its agrochemicals and specialities businesses, to form Zeneca Group plc.

Media deconvergence

Media deconvergence is an original term coined to describe the breaking apart of companies through spin-offs, split-offs and demergers, which grew in numbers as a consequence of the failure of many mergers and consolidations realized in the late 1990s and in the first decade of the 21st century in the media and communications sectors.

Skyways Limited

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Launch of the world's first Coach-Air operation in 1955 resulted in a demerger that saw those services transferred to new subsidiary Skyways Coach-Air Limited.

Nigel Rudd

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In 1982, he founded Williams Holdings, a company which went on to become one of the largest industrial holding companies in the United Kingdom until its demerger in November 2000, creating Chubb plc and Kidde plc.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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In May 2008, Cadbury Schweppes demerged its beverage holdings forming the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.

Burberry

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In 2005, it completed its demerger from GUS plc, the company's former majority shareholder.