demerge de‧merge [ˌdiːˈmɜːdʒ ǁ -ˈmɜːrdʒ] verb [intransitive, transitive] COMMERCE
to make one part of a large company into a separate company:

• A plan was announced yesterday to demerge its North American operations.

— demerger noun [countable] :

• Merchant bankers proposed a demerger of the company into two separate businesses.

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demerge UK US (also de-merge) /ˌdiːˈmɜːdʒ/ verb [I or T] MANAGEMENT
if a company demerges or is demerged, it is divided into two or more parts, or separated from a larger company: »

Companies that have demerged usually do well because they can concentrate on their own business.

Compare MERGE(Cf. ↑merge)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • demerge — de|merge [ di mɜrdʒ ] verb intransitive or transitive MAINLY BRITISH BUSINESS if a company demerges or is demerged, it is separated from a larger company or is broken into a lot of smaller companies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • demerge — verb Brit. separate (a company) from another with which it was merged. Derivatives demerger noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • demerge — /di: mɜ:dʒ/ verb to separate a company into several separate parts …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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