Acquisition of stock

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Acquisition of stock

Acquisition of Stock

An acquisition by one company of another in which the acquiring company buys the target company's stock. That is, rather than paying with debt or some other means, an acquisition of stock occurs when the acquiring company buys a majority of the target company's shares outstanding. This may be associated with a hostile takeover, where the acquiring company buys shares directly from stockholders, but this is not always the case. See also: Leveraged buyout.
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Under these regulations, if two or more persons act under a plan or arrangement with respect to acquisitions of stock in Distributing or Controlled, they are treated as one person for Sec.
Second, although the House bill retained the exception for acquisitions of stock in any controlled corporation by reason of holding stock in the distributing corporation, it added three new exceptions for certain acquisitions, all of which appear in the final 1997 Act.
1502-13(o) (on intercompany sales of stock) applies to acquisitions of stock of a subsidiary in an intercompany transaction occurring after July 23, 1991.

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