Tuck-In Acquisition

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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in a tuck-in acquisition to extend ICF Olson's loyalty business in Europe, the company said.
The acquisition is the ninth tuck-in acquisition Health Systems International has completed in a five year period, helping to cement the firm's position as one of the nation's fastest growing payment integrity solutions providers.
Kendall Hunt stated that the firm is looking to proceed its historical strategy of technology tuck-in acquisitions.
Another departmental vendor Mediware (#75) was extremely active, not only making four small tuck-in acquisitions of its own, but was being itself acquired in a $195-million take-private transaction by private equity investor Thoma Bravo (which, incidentally, also acquired physician practice vendor SRS Software).
US hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) said that its Wyndham Vacation Rentals managed vacation rentals business,has completed three tuck-in acquisitions as part of its ongoing global expansion efforts.