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Acquirer

A firm or individual that is purchasing another firm or asset.

Acquirer

A person or company that buys an asset or a company. An acquirer who purchases a publicly-traded company is almost always another company. That is, individual investors, even wealthy ones, rarely buy publicly-traded companies. See also: Mergers & Acquisitions.
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Usually a middle-market seller has a defined, somewhat limited, market niche that reduces the number of potentially interested acquirers.
The only way an acquirer has to determine that the people actually doing the work are following mature process is to do a SCAMPI "B" or "C" assessment of the supplier.
These acquirers also arrange processing services for merchants.
In contrast, if an entity acquires rights from an insurer that becomes insolvent, and the receiver rejects the license, the acquirer risks losing the acquired rights or services.
In addition to potential financing provided by the target or its shareholders, the acquirer should consider leveraging its own assets to pay for the transaction.
TMT turnover will be lower in firms acquired by non-US acquirers than in firms acquired by US firms.
Since it's difficult, if not impossible, to leave existing or potential litigation behind in an acquisition transaction, a prudent acquirer should fully analyze and evaluate such risks.
The officers were then terminated prior to the expiration of the new agreements, and the acquirer paid the amounts designated in the new agreements.
Acquisitions are a contest of power and control, a win/lose situation in which you are trying to gain control of an acquirer (the adversary) until a deal is consummated.
For example, the study found that acquirers reporting an organizational "lack of traction" for their PCI compliance program also report lower merchant PCI compliance rates and are more likely to have had a merchant suffer a recent data breach.
We are very proud that OrbitalPay, LLC has selected Acquirer SAFE to strengthen their due diligence process and monitor merchant compliance in real-time.
In addition, heightened internal control requirements under Sarbanes-Oxley's Section 404 suggest public acquirers will also want to integrate financial reporting processes as soon as possible.