UK Accounting Glossary
Company that obtains control of another.
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.
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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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.