Terms and Definitions:
M&A: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies or their operating units — including all associated assets and liabilities — is transferred to another entity.
ROIC: Return On Invested Capital (ROIC) represents the rate of return a company makes on the cash it invests in its business.
Bull Market: A bull market is the condition of a financial market in which prices are rising or are expected to rise. The term “bull market” is most often used to refer to the stock market but can be applied to anything that is traded, such as bonds, real estate, currencies, and commodities.
Bear Market: A bear market is when a market experiences prolonged price declines. It typically describes a condition in which securities prices fall 20% or more from recent highs amid widespread pessimism and negative investor sentiment.
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