Acquirer

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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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This increased activity, coupled with a tight labor market, has created a demand from acquiring companies who are seeking complimentary retirement benefits solutions," says Miller.
If preserving acquired capabilities is valued, this could be a serious concern for acquiring companies.
To summarize, the existing literature has emphasized that executives leave either because acquiring companies make such a decision or because they opt to.
Acquiring companies often adopt a myopic view of the acquisition process.
The typology proposed by Hambrick and Fukutomi (1991) of different CEO tenure stages may help to clarify the dilemma that acquiring companies face.
If the CEO's knowledge is considered to be valuable, this situation presents a dilemma that acquiring companies can hardly avoid.
To reach this goal, we've embarked on an aggressive program, acquiring companies and technologies that will combine to make STAR IMAGING the digital color output market leader.
Neither member of the special committee would have any financial or other interest in the acquiring companies for any of the possible transactions under consideration.