Tuck-In Acquisition

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Tuck-In Acquisition

The acquisition of a company where the acquiring company intends to merge the target company into one of its departments. For example, a broad-based financial services company may conduct a tuck-in acquisition where it buys a research company and then transfers all of its resources into its own research department. A tuck-in acquisition is also called a bolt-on acquisition.
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Wolseley, the plumbing and heating products distributor whose UK headquarters is in Warwick, has said it is on target to spend pounds 200 million on bolt-on acquisitions in the current financial year.
I don't hear it much in general business discussion, but if you get around an 'i-banker' they all talk about bolt-on acquisitions.