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ac·quire

 (ə-kwīr′)
tr.v. ac·quired, ac·quir·ing, ac·quires
1. To gain possession of: acquire 100 shares of stock.
2. To get by one's own efforts: acquire proficiency in math.
3. To gain through experience; come by: acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms.
4. To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.

[Middle English acquere, from Old French aquerre, from Latin acquīrere, to add to : ad-, ad- + quaerere, to seek, get.]

ac·quir′a·ble adj.
ac·quir′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquirer - a person who acquires something (usually permanently)acquirer - a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
recipient, receiver - a person who receives something
appropriator - someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
securer, procurer - someone who obtains or acquires; "the procurer of opera tickets"
2.acquirer - a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stockacquirer - a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock
banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution, bank - a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"
3.acquirer - the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit cardacquirer - the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card
financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization - an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets
4.acquirer - a credit card processing bankacquirer - a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
banking company, banking concern, depository financial institution, bank - a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities; "he cashed a check at the bank"; "that bank holds the mortgage on my home"
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Translations

acquirer

[əˈkwaɪərəʳ] N (Comm, Fin) → adquirente mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

acquirer

[əˈkwaɪərər] n (COMMERCE) [company] → acquéreur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

acquirer

n (Fin) → Erwerber(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
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On 28 August 2015, Fastnet shareholders voted to adopt an investing policy focussed on acquiring companies or businesses in the healthcare sector particularly those in the biopharma sector.
Companies interested in acquiring loans from Cypriot banks will have to be assessed, before obtaining authorisation from the supervisory authority, by providing information about their business plan, including budget for the first two financial years, evidence that they have the minimum capital required as provided by the law, and a description of the governance framework plus internal checks and balances, the Central Bank of Cyprus said in a document on its website headlined "The Authorisation of Credit Acquiring Companies Directive of 2016".
According to Alfa Laval, this acquisition is in line with its strategy of acquiring companies that complement the existing business in terms of products, geography or in the form of new sales channels.
The paper's objective is to explore how the nature of the acquired knowledge (type, kind, source, availability of alternative sources, and tenure of the owner and/or executives) may determine policy options available to acquiring companies for the retention process and outcome.
I'm hoping that this chemical analysis will clarify how vitally important it is for corporate cultures of acquiring companies to be compatible with those of the acquired companies.
Before majority-owned corporations began acquiring companies like Johnson Products, SoftSheen, and Pro-Line, black-owned haircare firms were a dominant force among the BE 100s.
The insurance broker has been actively acquiring companies. By July 13, the company had made 21 acquisitions since the beginning of the year with $86 million in estimated annual revenue.
Similarly, Mexican and Colombian companies are also acquiring companies to consolidate industry control at home and to expand abroad.
The combination of new accounting rules and the existing tax law have the potential to yield some short-term benefits and long-term risks for acquiring companies. Adoption of FASB's new statements has the potential to boost earnings per share by increasing the bottom-line book income, now that acquired goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets (in a tax-free deal) are back on the books without amortization.
We are aggressively acquiring companies that fit our strategic objectives.
"That is oftentimes a goal of the authors of these contracts on behalf of these acquiring companies," says Thomas P.
In the short run, however, acquiring companies who relied heavily on pooling will see significant changes in financial ratios as they switch to the purchase method.