acquirer acquirer  /ə ˈkwaɪ ərER0/


  1. (n) a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
  2. (n) a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock
  3. (n) the financial institution that dispenses cash in automated teller machines and collects a fee from the bank that issued the credit card
  4. (n) a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee


  1. The acquirer can deduct from its taxes the full amount of the write-down.
  2. He insists he's committed to achieving revenue and margin growth targets to restore investor confidence and sees Cadbury as more of an acquirer than an acquiree.
  3. The firm's acquirer: Coleco, the company that manufactures another smash hit, Cabbage Patch dolls.


  1. Five Tips To Identify A Market For Your Startup

    Five years ago, my first tech company was acquired; two years ago, the acquirer IPO’d. As the Chief Strategy Officer, I ended my time at the company with a signatory bell ringing at the NASDAQ. Until that point, my life had moved quite swiftly without much vacation, only letting up to marry my high school sweetheart and raise my son.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Terreno Realty Corporation Acquires Building in West Caldwell, NJ for $6.8 Million

    Terreno Realty Corporation , an acquirer, owner and operator of industrial real estate in six major coastal U.S. markets, acquired an industrial property located in West
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Nexstar still in acquisition mode, could spend $650 mln over two years

    By Sruthi Ramakrishnan and Sriraj Kalluvila (Reuters) - Serial acquirer Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc is in talks with several companies to buy TV stations and could spend up to $650 million on acquisitions over the next two years, founder and Chief Executive Perry Sook told Reuters. Sook said some stations run by Local TV LLC could fit the bill, but declined to say whether his company was in ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. As for Delta and its role in possible consolidation, Grinstein said, "Frankly, I see its future more as an acquirer rather than being acquired."
    on Mar 27, 2007 By: Gerald Grinstein Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to realize there is no great comfort zone between the current Yahoo board and Microsoft," said Icahn. "During this waiting period for regulatory approval, any acquirer -- not just Microsoft -- would want...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: Reuters

  3. "Given the CFIUS concerns, they may have to limit their potential partners," said Peter Kuper of Morgan Stanley. "A US acquirer would be a lot simpler and cleaner."
    on Mar 23, 2006 By: Peter Kuper Source: USA Today

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