Many companies decide to take over other companies in an attempt to improve the overall competitive behavior in the industry. This is done by eliminating price competition, which leads to improvement in rate of internet return of the industry. If the competition is kept at bay, and new entrants are not allowed, firms don’t have to compromise on quality as price is no longer a competing factor. Smaller businesses can only gain share through offering at lower prices, but price competition reduces overall profits for the industry. In order to restore the balance, and invest all effort an energy on quantity, mergers and takeovers are initiated to improve the overall competitive environment in the industry.
Specific terms under various American federal, state, or local laws dealing with fair housing, truth in advertising, and so forth, have been prescribed and engender specific legal meanings. For example, in American housing codes, all "apartments" must contain a kitchen, bathing facilities, and a sleeping area, or else that term may not be used. This generates various differences within the English-speaking world, and the terms such as "single-family", "two-family", or "three-family" building, residence, house, home, or property can be generic and thus convey little or no building plan (style of building) information. Such terminology is most common in advertising and real-estate markets that offer leasing of such units, or sales of such buildings.