acquisition acquisition  /ˌæ kwə ˈzɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
  2. (n) something acquired
  3. (n) the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
  4. (n) an ability that has been acquired by training


  1. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community.
  2. Shortly after completing the acquisition, Lewis fired Merrill's top executive John Thain for, among other things, paying out $3.
  3. Since the acquisition, Moody's, the investment ratings agency, has twice downgraded Tata Motors' debt rating, which now stands at non-investment grade.


  1. Blank check company Quinpario Acquisition Corp files and sets terms for $150 million IPO

    Quinpario Acquisition Corp, a blank check company focused on acquiring businesses in the specialty chemicals industry, announced terms for its IPO on Wednesday. Quinpario is led by Jeffry
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Daily Report: Google Acquisition of Waze May Draw More U.S. Attention

    Google’s motto is “don’t be evil.” But its recent acquisition of Waze, reportedly for $1 billion in cash, shows that just because you’re not evil, it doesn’t mean you can’t be aggressive in pushing the boundaries of the law, Steven M. Davidoff writes in a Deal Professor column in The New York Times.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Spara Acquisition One Corp Announces Results of Shareholder Meeting

    Spara Acquisition One Corp Announces Results of Shareholder Meeting
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance


  1. In his letter to Mr Yang, which has been posted on the Microsoft website, Mr Ballmer said: "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo and the market as a whole. Despite our best efforts, including raising...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: BBC News

  2. "The acquisition of Navteq is another step toward Nokia becoming a leading player in this space," Kallasvuo said.
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Source: International Herald Tribune

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