Syndication refers to a group of individuals or business entities working together to achieve a set goal(s). In business, the goals vary. The most common goal is to acquire capital and use the combined power of the group in exercising that capital for a better than average rate of return.
There are several different definitions for the term publication. In business, it refers to information generally available to the public without an in-depth research to find that information. Often it includes financial statements, audit reports, and general operational information disseminated via open channels.