Definition

Acquisition

An acquisition is the purchase of an entire company or a controlling interest in a company. The purchase of Federated Department Stores by Robert Campeau is a highly public example. by purchasing Federated Department Stores for $6.6 billion, Campeau, a Canadian, became the fourth-largest retailer in the United States.


Acquisition is purchase of controlling interest in a firm, generally through tender offer for the target shares.


Acquisition is the agreement in which one firm purchases another.


Acquisition results when one firm buys a majority interest in another, but both retain their identities.

Corporations that want a reliable supply of parts and materials or guaranteed markets for their products often use this tactic. They simply purchase enough of the outstanding shares of a supplier or a customer to exercise a controlling interest in that firm.

 

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Acquisition
- The act or process of acquiring.
- The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
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