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Acquirer

• A firm or individual that is acquiring something.

 
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 Firm
 
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 Acquisition of assets: A merger or consolidation in which an Acquirer purchases the selling firm's assets.

 Acquisition of stock: A merger or consolidation in which an Acquirer purchases the acquiree's stock.

 Purchase accounting: Method of accounting for a merger in which the Acquirer is treated as having purchased the assets and assumed liabilities of the acquiree, which are all written up or down to their respective fair market values, the difference between the purchase price and the net assets acquired being attributed to goodwill.

 White knight: A takeover defense in which the target firm finds an Acquirer more to its liking than the initial hostile acquirer and prompts the two to compete to take over the firm.A friendly potential Acquirer of a firm sought out by a target firm that is threatened by a less welcome suitor.

 White knight: A takeover defense in which the target firm finds an Acquirer more to its liking than the initial hostile acquirer and prompts the two to compete to take over the firm.A friendly potential Acquirer of a firm sought out by a target firm that is threatened by a less welcome suitor.

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