And consolidation is what happens in the aftermath of bubbles.
Of course, one of the undesired outcomes of the last several years has been consolidation.
For some, such as NorCal Council, the consolidation of councils went relatively smoothly.
consolidation con·sol·i·da·tion (kən-sŏl'ĭ-dā'shən)
The process of becoming a firm solid mass, as in an infected lung when the alveoli are filled with exudate.