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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Unfavourable perceptions of the country of origin of an emerging-economy acquirer can be expected to be deep seated and pessimistic and contribute to a higher LOF.
In a hostile takeover, the merger game is often one-sided with the acquirer trying to be aggressive that results in a quite a different situation when the merger is mutually agreeable between the acquirer and target firm.
In the infrastructure arena, acquirers notched 20 deals, primarily targeting a broad range of sensors, semiconductors, software platforms, security infrastructure and connectivity technologies needed for IoT to work effectively.
The company also needs to inform whether the acquirer belongs to a promoter entity.
The acquirer should also determine whether the target has an existing compliance policy and more importantly, whether that policy has been effectively enforced.
"Credit unions that do shared branching, particularly those that participate as acquirers, may see higher than average growth in their balance sheet due to their members utilizing the credit union more often," stated the Callahan & Associates study, entitled "The Cooperative Solution to Convenience: A Report of Shared Branching."
* Developing a two-person incomplete information game that M&A model to analyze how the value is distributed between the acquirer and target based on the behavioral types of each player.
Accordingly, when a target corporation has adopted a poison pill, the acquirer will generally try to persuade the target's board of directors to redeem the pill.
This occurs when the acquirer wants to terminate the target's projects or products to eliminate competition.
Under the current setup, the cardholder will be charged by the acquirer (of the ATM), and that is the problem, because the acquirer cannot subsidize a non-client, they have to recover their costs."
(https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2019/07/18/532675.htm) Legacy Acquirer DARAG Purchases Book of Run-Off Business from UK's One Re
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