Acquisition of stock

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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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In August 2015, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that hedge fund manager Third Point could not use the exemption in connection with acquisitions of stock in Yahoo!
Under these regulations, if two or more persons act under a plan or arrangement with respect to acquisitions of stock in Distributing or Controlled, they are treated as one person for Sec.
Second, although the House bill retained the exception for acquisitions of stock in any controlled corporation by reason of holding stock in the distributing corporation, it added three new exceptions for certain acquisitions, all of which appear in the final 1997 Act.
[section] 1.304-4T (conduit financing principles applied to "acquisitions of stock occurring on or after June 14, 1988"); Temp.
1.1502-13(o) (on intercompany sales of stock) applies to acquisitions of stock of a subsidiary in an intercompany transaction occurring after July 23, 1991.
(24) The successor may have attained the status of a minority stockholder through prior acquisitions of stock. This status could occur as a result of an issuance of stock from the corporation, direct purchase, gift or bequest.

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