Horizontal Integration.

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      Horizontal integration is the expansion of a business, often through acquisition of other companies, in order to increase its production at a specific part of the supply chain, in contrast with vertical integration, which diversifies a company’s production along the supply chain. Both types of integration involve antitrust concerns, as they provide a means by which a business can control an anticompetitive share of the market. Mega-mergers among especially large companies have been a trend seen in many industries in the twenty-first century.