$EROS I am starting to think that the issue with this stock is that most investors are Indians and English is not their first language, so I will try to help you out: Differences between Buyout and Merger: Buyout: Company gets paid a premium because of demand, good for shareholderd. Merger: Desperate attempt to try to save the company, shareholders get diluted. Differences between partnership and deal: Deal: A company sell a product or a service and in exchange gets money for it. Great for balance sheet. Partnership: Company gives their product and service for free, shares the profit to try to grow. Horrible for balance sheet.