From Mobile Freon:
Welcome to the world of Conquest, where you are the high-stakes venture capitalist trying to make your fortune on the DotCom market (before they all go out of business). Your goal is to have more money at the end of the game than your rival venture capitalists. You accomplish this by forming companies, buying stock in those companies and then merging those companies. But only the major share holders of the company benefit from mergers, so be sure you are top dog before you merge companies.