Tuck-In Acquisition

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Tuck-In Acquisition

The acquisition of a company where the acquiring company intends to merge the target company into one of its departments. For example, a broad-based financial services company may conduct a tuck-in acquisition where it buys a research company and then transfers all of its resources into its own research department. A tuck-in acquisition is also called a bolt-on acquisition.
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Following the two bolt-on acquisitions unveiled this morning in its Investor Day press release, Quality Trading in Thailand and Esabora in France, Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, announces a third bolt-on acquisition: Lenn International.
It had indicated on several occasions in 2011 that it would not make acquisitions that necessitated an issue of equity, but would consider bolt-on acquisitions.
Wolseley, the plumbing and heating products distributor whose UK headquarters is in Warwick, has said it is on target to spend pounds 200 million on bolt-on acquisitions in the current financial year.
I don't hear it much in general business discussion, but if you get around an 'i-banker' they all talk about bolt-on acquisitions.
So once the infusion of capital into these b2b diversified media companies is complete, the next logical move for them will be to look for strategic bolt-on acquisitions.
These have allowed the company to maintain a strong balance sheet and a solid liquidity position, despite increased share repurchases, discretionary pension contributions and small bolt-on acquisitions.
Ohio fits this strategy and Davon provides critical mass in this market as well as being a potential platform for further growth through selective bolt-on acquisitions.
Watson had significantly curtailed its acquisition and in-licensing strategy during the past two years; however, Fitch still anticipates Watson will continue to strengthen the R&D program through technology licensing arrangements and bolt-on acquisitions.
Vulcan's extensive geographic footprint across higher growth regions of the United States provides continuing opportunities for bolt-on acquisitions that extend our markets.
These bolt-on acquisitions are an excellent fit with Tate & Lyle's stated growth strategy" said Iain Ferguson, Tate & Lyle's Chief Executive.
With this goal expected to be achieved by year end, GR has indicated that its focus will now be on shareholders and bolt-on acquisitions.
The elements of this strategy include a focus on generating total and recurring revenue growth by developing customer-pleasing innovations, services and solutions; implementing bolt-on acquisitions of businesses that extend our geographic footprint, product technologies and manufacturing capability; and enhancing our operational efficiency and effectiveness through lean manufacturing, six sigma processes and continuous improvement efforts.