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Consolidating equity

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When this is the case, the "extra" goes on the balance sheet as an intangible asset called "goodwill." For example, say you paid $100,000 for a company with assets valued at $220,000 and $130,000 worth of liabilities.

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Successful businesses commonly encounter opportunities to grow through acquisitions -- by buying up competitors or other businesses.Merritt has a journalism degree from Drake University and is pursuing an MBA from the University of Iowa. FAQ-bg:hover .indicator::before .indicator.opened::before #content .hero-background .hero-background img #navigation #hero-cover #hero-cover p #step_three_error,#step_two_error .clear .home_step_content .next,.home_step_content .next_incomplete .home_step_content .With consolidation, the parent company reports the financial results of the subsidiary on its own financial statements -- as if the subsidiary doesn't exist as a separate entity at all.In some corporate situations, it's possible to have a controlling interest in a company even with less than majority ownership.However, if the subsidiary has minority owners -- that is, if the parent bought less than 100 percent of the subsidiary -- then their interest in the subsidiary must appear in equity.

Say you pay $100,000 for 80 percent of a company with $90,000 in net assets.

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He opened a Chase home equity line of credit a few years after buying his first home, which helped him use his equity to consolidate his debt and move closer to living debt-free.

Similarly, all of the subsidiary's liabilities go on the parent's balance sheet as liabilities.

In most cases, the price the parent pays for a subsidiary will be greater than the value of the subsidiary's net assets -- its assets minus its liabilities.

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