ac·​quir·​ee ə-ˌkwī(-ə)-ˈrē How to pronounce acquiree (audio)
: one (such as a company) that is acquired : acquisition

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Imagine that the acquiree has a stock price of $50 and a market value of $5 billion. Dallas News, 12 Feb. 2023 Invite your potential new acquiree to speak to one of your previous merged groups. Loren Shifrin, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 The acquiring company may be using Amazon Web Services while the acquiree is using Azure, which can create a post-merger knowledge gap. Shai Morag, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 But if rollups of collaboration tools are the path forward in the space—then who will be the next acquiree? Lucinda Shen, Fortune, 2 Dec. 2020 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, 15 Sep. 2020 Q: When one firm buys another, does the acquiree’s stock price always go up? Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, 15 July 2017 See More

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Word History


acquire + -ee entry 1

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acquiree was in 1950

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“Acquiree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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