Acquiree

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Acquiree

A firm that is being acquired.

Acquiree

A company that is the object of a takeover attempt. That is, another company is buying the acquiree's shares with the intent of obtaining a majority stake. This may occur with or without the authorization of the acquiree's board of directors. An acquiring company identifies potential acquirees based on a variety of factors, including share price and growth potential; in the event of a hostile takeover, the acquirer may buy up to 5% of the acquiree without publicly disclosing its intentions.
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Court of Federal Claims held that a corporate taxpayer that had merged with other corporations in a series of mergers could offset the interest receivable from tax overpayments of the acquired companies against the interest owed to the IRS from tax underpayments of the acquired companies.
Fourthly, the departure of the owners and/or top executives of the acquired companies may have an impact on other tiers of management (Marks & Mirvis, 1998; Ranft & Lord, 2000).
With merged companies, risk management strategy is likely to change simply because the previous exposures of the acquiring and acquired companies have now changed, Ewing said.
Acquirers needed to know the carryover basis for these acquired companies.
Mergers and acquisitions are still the rage, but the challenge for both the acquiring and the acquired companies is to execute the goals of this business tactic successfully.
Founded in 1982, the Acquired Companies construct and install computer controlled traffic signal systems for municipalities and state governments.
Based on our experience, we've identified ways that directors of both the acquiring and the acquired companies can help make the merger a success.
During his two years in this position, Abbott integrated several acquired companies and established vertical market strategies to accelerate organic growth.
If sales for these acquired companies were included on a pro-forma basis, net sales for the period ended March 31, 1993 would have been $20.
The acquired companies have a combined total of 73 employees and over 15,000 customers, with 1993 revenues of nearly $11 million.
Nick Lamoriello, president of the acquired companies, said, "We are very pleased to be part of National Investment Manager's growing business model, which will enable us to offer our clients an even broader range of services than before.