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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H2b: Acquirers realize higher returns upon announcement of acquisitions of targets characterized by higher information asymmetry.
Though, here we consider a different situation, where the acquirer undertakes a hostile takeover.
These smaller chargebacks generate a great deal of work and expense for merchants and acquirers, with limited financial impact for issuing banks.
Bank sources, also confirmed this, citing that the extra charge will be used to offset the operational expenditure incurred by the merchant and the acquirer.
In the second quarter, North American acquirers delivered an impressive performance, outperforming their regional index by 6.
However, the study also shows that participating as an acquirer, in which case they handle transactions for guest members in some or all of their facilities, brings additional opportunities for enhancing financial performance.
Similarly, the acquirer can provide signals by slowly purchasing more shares of the target firm or by purchasing one of the suppliers that supply products to the target firm.
It has been shown that more than half of the acquirers of community banks during 1990-2006 were other community banks and that these acquisitions accounted for a substantial share of total acquisitions of community bank assets.
A primary reason that appraisal methods like the SCAMPI are not being fully utilized by acquirers is the lack of understanding and appreciation of how an organization's process maturity and capability affects the product being developed, and how the acquirer plays a vital role in assuring that good practices are being applied by the supplier to the product being developed.
Merchant acquirers and card processors are important for several reasons.