2 Similar Column Comparison

ExcelMac720

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  1. 365
  2. 2019
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  1. Windows
Hey Everyone,

I have been searching excel forums endlessly for the answer to my problem. I have to sheets with companies in a column and information for specific companies in the adjacent rows. Each sheet has over 8,000 names on them. The company names between the two sheets tend to be written in a different way, so very few exact matches exist.

I know it is possible to search for 3-4 letters similar in a row to make a match, but I am not sure how. I would like the matching/similar companies to combine the information in the rows (creating more columns on one sheet). I would also like to separate the non matches some way that is visible (although this is less crucial). Thank you to anybody that can help or point me in the right direction!
 

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