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Definition: Acquirer


Quick Summary of Acquirer

Company that obtains control of another.

What is the dictionary definition of Acquirer?

Dictionary Definition

A person, or company that acquires something.

  1. One who acquires.
  2. A bank or financial institution that processes credit card or debit card payments on behalf of a merchant.

Full Definition of Acquirer

An acquirer is a company that acquires rights to another company or business relationship through a deal. Acquirers can buyout a company to take over their ownership.

Examples of Acquirer in a sentence

The acquirer requires that warranties and indemnities to be given by people with financial strength.
It is in the best interests of the acquirer to secure a covenant that dictates that the seller will make up any shortfall.
The public markets have typically valued firms considerably higher than the acquirers have.
Other possible acquirers include Virgin and British Telecom.
Any acquirer would assume 4.7 million pounds in debt.
The acquirer is a subsidiary of the Alphabet Inc.

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Acquirer. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: August 16, 2022).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Acquirer are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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