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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Kendall Hunt stated that the firm is looking to proceed its historical strategy of technology tuck-in acquisitions.
Another departmental vendor Mediware (#75) was extremely active, not only making four small tuck-in acquisitions of its own, but was being itself acquired in a $195-million take-private transaction by private equity investor Thoma Bravo (which, incidentally, also acquired physician practice vendor SRS Software).
US hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) said that its Wyndham Vacation Rentals managed vacation rentals business,has completed three tuck-in acquisitions as part of its ongoing global expansion efforts.
While organic growth rates for all three of its segments - financial systems (FS), availability services (AS), and higher education and public sector systems (HEPS) - are anticipated to be in the low- to mid-single digits over the next several years, SunGard will continue to augment more mature market growth rates via smaller tuck-in acquisitions, particularly in the more fragmented FS and HEPS segments, and some share gains.
In addition to larger acquisitions, Tetra Tech is executing its strategy of tuck-in acquisitions in select markets.
Along with our many tuck-in acquisitions and the continued expansion of our non-regulated wastewater services business, we are pleased to cap off 2006 with an immediately accretive, platform-building acquisition that establishes an important beachhead in the country's third most-populous state.
The company also continues to grow its international presence and has recently made a few strategic investments in Brazil through tuck-in acquisitions and joint ventures.
Our two tuck-in acquisitions, combined with strong organic growth, have helped us achieve our goal of building CSC's distribution business into a world class enterprise," said Steve Eisenstein, Senior Managing Director at Harvest.
ResCare continues to expand its community services operations through both organic growth and selected tuck-in acquisitions," said Ralph G.
The first half of the year not only produced several more 'bread-and butter' tuck-in acquisitions but also a platform-building agreement that establishes a major beachhead in New York's Long Island market, which positions us to pursue additional growth opportunities in the country's third most-populous state," said Aqua America Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nicholas DeBenedictis.
RMK spent $120 million for tuck-in acquisitions in 2005 and approximately $188 million in cash for share repurchases, which was consistent with the company's stated strategy.
Fitch expects ServiceMaster to continue to search for small tuck-in acquisitions that will allow it to grow its cash flow and achieve synergies with its existing business lines.