[ UK /ɐkwˈa‍ɪ‍əɹɐ/ ]
[ US /əˈkwaɪɝɝ/ ]
  1. the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card
  2. a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
  3. a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock
  4. a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
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How To Use acquirer In A Sentence

  • The big reason investors aren't hammering buyers' stocks: Most acquirers have become cautious about not overpaying.
  • A suicide pill is a term for any high-risk poison pill strategy that may discourage a potential acquirer but also place the takeover target under severe financial pressure.
  • Canadian financial institutions have recently been active acquirers of U.S. companies. Sun Life, Unum Discussed Deal Earlier This Year
  • The project has been on the market since early last year and was marketed to potential Chinese acquirers, but disagreements on price and some of the difficulties in developing the deposit deterred some bidders. OZ Minerals Buys Copper Project
  • It is very clear that the choice of Citrix as their acquirer was a good one. Brian Berliner's Brain
  • Also, certain acquirers may be more inclined to build vs. buy (especially if the technology barrier is not that high and the existing userbase is not that interesting). Web 2.0 fizzle begins « Squash
  • Would-be acquirers and regulators alike have complained about the state of the firm's books and records both leading up to the bankruptcy filing and in the aftermath. Corzine Aide in Spotlight
  • We are in talks with some interested acquirers to form a consortium, managing director Sumantra Banerjee said, without disclosing the name of the possible partners. Morning News Roundup
  • In contrast, he argues, purchase accounting is more appropriate, because an acquirer must write up the assets it buys and amortize for a period of not more than 20 years the premium it pays in excess of the target's book value.
  • A business with so much growth is sure to generate interest among potential acquirers.
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