Under the Halsbury's Laws of England, 'amalgamation' is defined as "a blending together of two or more undertakings into one undertaking, the shareholders of each blending company, becoming, substantially, the shareholders of the blended undertakings.
There may be amalgamations, either by transfer of two or more undertakings to a new company, or to the transfer of one or more companies to an existing company".
Treatment to the acquired company: The acquired company records in its books the elimination of its net assets and the receipt of cash, receivables or investment in the acquiring company (if what was received from the transfer included common stock from the purchasing company).
Consolidated financial statements are the "Financial statements of a group in which the assets, liabilities, equity, income, expenses and cash flows of the parent (company) and its subsidiaries are presented as those of a single economic entity", according to International Accounting Standard 27 "Consolidated and separate financial statements", and International Financial Reporting Standard 10 "Consolidated financial statements".
because, if you have SAP, you can use BPC (Business Process Consolidation) , is part of the SAP Business Intelligent solution. At the same time, guessing from your question, it appears you have an organization with some independence in the subsidiary organizations.
If the subsidiary companies use multiple systems you probably can’t move all of them asap.
It provides real-time currency conversion and financial consolidation for all your global operations.
Businesses can consolidate both at the subsidiary and parent entity level in an effortless manner.
Intacct produces a detailed journal entry report for every consolidation, giving you auditability.
Your financial statements are ready when you are, and closing the books has never been this effortless.
In the context of financial accounting, consolidation refers to the aggregation of financial statements of a group company as consolidated financial statements.
The taxation term of consolidation refers to the treatment of a group of companies and other entities as one entity for tax purposes.