Meaning of “exchange of shares” in the English Dictionary

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"exchange of shares" in Business English

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exchange of sharesnoun [ C or U ]

uk us UK US exchange of stock

FINANCE an agreement when two companies merge (= become one company) or one takes over the other, giving shareholders in each company shares in the other company:

25% of the business was sold to Tarquin Ltd., by way of an exchange of shares.

(Definition of “exchange of shares” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)