Definitions

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  • noun Something that is to be acquired, especially a company that is the target of a takeover

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Examples

  • "A sole purpose and no first use declaration would have further strengthened the credibility of the US conventional deterrent and reduced the incentives that other states might have to acquiree nuclear weapons to protect themselves from a U.S. first strike," said Kingston Reif, Deputy Director of Nuclear Non-Proliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington D.C..

    U.S. Nuclear Posturing Makes No Major Promises

  • RE-ROUTED In Takeover Game When Scott Weiss heard that tech behemoth Cisco Systems Inc. wanted to acquire an email-security company like his startup, he emailed a vow to his staff: "Said acquiree will not be us."

    Cisco Changes Tack

  • In others, such as MetroPCS-Leap, the acquiree simply isn't interested.

    Starbucks Craves

  • Since the beginning of time, the acquiring of wealth has been viewed as a win-lose game—a dirty business in which the acquirer takes advantage of the acquiree, usually in an illegal or immoral way.

    Creating Wealth

  • Both acquiror and acquiree said jointly that Business Wire's management team will not be affected, nor will its quotidian operations be altered by the deal.

    Faces Of The Week: Jan. 16-20Forbes Faces Of The Week: Jan. 16-20

  • Since the beginning of time, the acquiring of wealth has been viewed as a win-lose game—a dirty business in which the acquirer takes advantage of the acquiree, usually in an illegal or immoral way.

    Creating Wealth

  • Thus, both acquiror and acquiree said jointly that Business Wire's management team will not be affected, nor will its quotidian operations be altered by the deal.

    Buffett's Berkshire To Buy Business Wire

  • Both acquiror and acquiree said jointly that Business Wire's management team will not be affected, nor will its quotidian operations be altered by the deal.

    Faces Of The Week: Jan 16-20 Forbes Faces Of The Week: Jan 16-20

  • The acquirer and acquiree are almost always backed by the same group of VCs (Kleiner/Sequoia/Benchmark etc).

    Skype: CEO Zennstrom Steps Down; Only 1/3 of Earnout Paid

  • We were faced with a situation that we either had to be a part of the consolidation to continue and execute our growth strategy, which meant acquiring other companies, or we had to become an acquiree and become part of a company that had publicly traded currency.

    Oral History Interview with Lonnie Poole, March 22, 1999. Interview I-0085. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

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