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Acquiree

A firm that is being acquired.

Acquiree

A company that is the object of a takeover attempt. That is, another company is buying the acquiree's shares with the intent of obtaining a majority stake. This may occur with or without the authorization of the acquiree's board of directors. An acquiring company identifies potential acquirees based on a variety of factors, including share price and growth potential; in the event of a hostile takeover, the acquirer may buy up to 5% of the acquiree without publicly disclosing its intentions.
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A financial holding company may not acquire or control merchant banking investments under this subpart unless the financial holding company qualifies under at least one of the following paragraphs:
Section 355(e) will only apply to a distribution that is part of a "plan" pursuant to which a person or persons acquire a 50-percent or greater interest in the distributing or any controlled corporation.
The appellate court reasoned that the taxpayer's sale of shares for cash was entered into before and without prior knowledge of Churchill's intention to acquire all of Bruce Company's stock.
Specifically, the QSP-SFVS exception provides that the acquiring corporation's use of consideration other than solely the acquiring corporation's voting stock to acquire the target in a QSP "will not prevent the subsequent transfer of [the target's] assets from satisfying the solely-for-voting-stock requirement for purposes of determining if the transfer of [the target's] assets qualifies as a [C reorganization]" (Regs.
D agreed to acquire Corporation T's assets in a statutory merger.
In 1982, La Crosse was formed to acquire the assets of Rubber Mills.
368(a)(1)(C), an acquiring corporation must acquire substantially all of the properties of a target in exchange solely for its voting stock (or solely for voting stock of its parent).