horizontal combination

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Related to horizontal combination: exultation, conferred, vertical combination, underwent, waylaid
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Noun1.horizontal combination - absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in the same level of production and sharing resources at that level
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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Polka noted that the third component of the current transaction -- the horizontal combination of Comcast's distribution assets with the distribution assets of TWC and Charter -- did not arise in the Comcast-NBCU transaction and raises significant and troubling new issues.
Swap their ownership and control of Express Scripts for a 43 percent minority position in a horizontal combination that offers no strategic benefits.
Component #1: The upstream horizontal component, which is the horizontal combination of Comcast's programming assets with TWC's programming assets.