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.




What is the dictionary definition of Acquisition?

Dictionary Definition


  1. The act or process of acquiring.
  2. The thing acquired or gained; a gain.
  3. computing The process of sampling signals that measure real-world physical conditions and converting these signals into digital numeric values that can be manipulated by a computer.

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