vertical combination

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Noun1.vertical combination - absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution
consolidation, integration - the act of combining into an integral whole; "a consolidation of two corporations"; "after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously"; "the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them"
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Component #2: The vertical component, which is the vertical combination of Comcast's programming assets with TWC's distribution assets.
Lafarge has therefore made a commitment to divest its roofing tile business in order to avoid the vertical combination of Aalborg and Lafarge's concrete roofing tile business.
Eliminate all rules that restrict vertical combinations of media companies and content providers, like movie theaters and Hollywood studios.

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