Ask the Advisor – Q. Should my company consider a “virtual merger”?
Abstract: Even when the potential benefits of a merger are enticing, it may not be feasible because of poor economic conditions, lack of financing or regulatory issues. So some companies are opting for a “virtual merger” in which two businesses combine assets or operations yet retain at least some financial and managerial autonomy. A virtual merger can set the stage for a future merger by beginning the integration process now.