Define: Acquisition

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Definition: Acquisition

Quick Summary of Acquisition

An acquisition takes place where one company – the acquirer – acquires control of another – the acquiree – usually through purchase of shares.

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Examples of Acquisition in a sentence

The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval of the acquisition agreement by holders of a majority of the companies stock.
We should be able to raise more capital for the acquisition so long as the target company remains profitable.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Acquisition are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.