Acquisition of stock

Acquisition of stock

Acquisition of Stock

An acquisition by one company of another in which the acquiring company buys the target company's stock. That is, rather than paying with debt or some other means, an acquisition of stock occurs when the acquiring company buys a majority of the target company's shares outstanding. This may be associated with a hostile takeover, where the acquiring company buys shares directly from stockholders, but this is not always the case. See also: Leveraged buyout.
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The agreement to acquire Cox Industrial has been structured as an acquisition of stock, resulting in approximately USD 24m of net present value tax benefits to Koppers.
The agreement to acquire Cox Industrial has been structured as an acquisition of stock with a mutual 338(h)(10) election, resulting in approximately $24 million of net present value tax benefits to Koppers.
GLP's leverage could increase in order to finance the acquisition of stock from shareholders in January 2018.
International Resource News-February 23, 2012--VHGI Coal Inc completes acquisition of stock of Lily Group Inc(C)1994-2012 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Expedia, Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE), a US-based online travel company, has announced acquisition of stock in eLong, Inc (NASDAQ:LONG), a China-based online travel service provider.
2005-48 noted that, before May 1, 1991, the acquisition of stock as the result of the exercise of an option was viewed as a "purchase" for Section 16(b) purposes.
(7) Restrictions on the acquisition of stock acquisition rights due to transfer
For the buyer of a business an acquisition of assets is generally preferable to the acquisition of stock. For example, an asset acquisition allows the buyer to purchase specific assets of the corporation.
Previously, such so-called comfort rulings were available to resolve questions such as (i) whether a spin-off has an adequate corporate business purpose, (ii) whether a spin-off will be regarded as used principally as a device for the distribution of earnings and profits, and (iii) whether a spin-off and any prior or subsequent acquisition of stock in the Parent or the Spinco are part of a plan under section 355(e).
* "B"--an acquisition of stock in exchange for stock;
Subject to certain conditions, BVF's acquisition of stock, if any, is expected to be made in the open market or through direct purchases from other stockholders.

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