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  • n. a person who acquires

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who acquires.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who acquires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card
  • n. a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
  • n. a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
  • n. a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock


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  • (Peace out to Icerocket founder - who Cuban seedfunded - whose 'acquirer' is no longer such: "Think Partnership has announced that they are not going to acquire Dallas based IceRocket afterall.") "According to ClickZ, Think seems to back out of deals on a regular basis.

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  • A person familiar with the company said the acquirer was the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, which he said had been buying up shares in BP since last summer.

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  • Goldman Sachs JB Were analyst Marcus Curley, who has a "buy" rating on the shares, forecasts a price of NZ$6. 20 to NZ$6. 40 if the acquirer is another casino company.

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  • It is very clear that the choice of Citrix as their acquirer was a good one.

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  • Based on that accounting treatment, GPC Biotech AG has been identified as the acquirer and Agennix Incorporated as the acquiree in this transaction. News Articles

  • However, in some business combinations that are referred to as reverse acquisitions, the acquirer could be the entity whose equity interests are acquired and the issuing entity is the acquiree.

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  • The acquirer is the entity that obtains control of the other combining enti - ties and businesses.

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  • Ordinarily, the acquirer is the company that pays a premium over the pre-combination fair value of the equity interests of the merger partner. Today in Finance


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