ac·​quir·​er | \ ə-ˈkwī(-ə)r-ər How to pronounce acquirer (audio) \

Definition of acquirer

: one that acquires especially : a company that acquires another company

Examples of acquirer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web NextEra has been an active acquirer of smaller assets in recent years and has also eyed larger deals, benefiting from its bulk and a stock price that has outperformed those of its peers. WSJ, "NextEra Energy Made Takeover Approach to Duke Energy," 30 Sep. 2020 Considering Tiktok has been stealing advertisement dollars from Facebook and Google, Joshi supposes any other rival of these behemoths can be a potential acquirer. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Will anyone buy TikTok’s business in India?," 18 Sep. 2020 To compete, Oracle has been an aggressive acquirer, buying up cloud-computing companies that specialize in business computing. Washington Post, "Oracle’s courting of Trump may help it land TikTok’s business and coveted user data," 16 Sep. 2020 So the question is: Will the acquirer allow TikTok to continue to evolve, or will a new owner stifle the platform's innovative spirit and open the door for competition? Rus Yusupov For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "I co-founded Vine. Here's my advice for TikTok on how to stay on top," 28 Aug. 2020 And because TikTok appears to be used by a large number of underage users, any acquirer would have to deal with preventing child exploitative behavior on the platform. Mike Isaac, New York Times, "TikTok Is Said to Wrestle With Two Competing Offers," 27 Aug. 2020 Other potential acquirers still could surface, Pulman added. Patrick Danner,, "More potential buyers emerge for San Antonio liquor store chains Gabriel’s, Don’s & Ben’s," 2 June 2020 Shares of these acquirers are mixed since announcing their respective deals: Bristol-Myers stock is up 25%, AbbVie has risen 17%, and Takeda’s stock is down 21%. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "7 M&As That Defined a Decade of Dealmaking—and Reshaped the Economy," 27 Dec. 2019 The central bank will assess the suitability of the acquirer and the extent of its control. Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Yes, Cut the Loose Talk and Close This Rescue," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of acquirer

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acquirer

acquire + -er entry 2

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9 Oct 2020

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“Acquirer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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