ac·​quir·​ee | \ ə-ˌkwī(-ə)-ˈrē How to pronounce acquiree (audio) \

Definition of acquiree

: one (such as a company) that is acquired : acquisition

Examples of acquiree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the first Social Capital Hedosophia took two years to announce an acquiree, Virgin Galactic, Social Capital Hedosophia II priced in late April and found its target in about five months. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Opendoor will go public via SPAC," 15 Sep. 2020 Q: When one firm buys another, does the acquiree’s stock price always go up? Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "The Motley Fool: Useful tips on investing," 15 July 2017

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First Known Use of acquiree

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acquiree

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“Acquiree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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