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 Later, it was announced that the company would be acquired by another company; shareholders would receive shares of the acquirer, but at a lower overall value. Dallas News, 5 Sep. 2021 Fueled by intense housing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, Builders FirstSource has been aggressive as an acquirer this year. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2021 Those assets are seen as particularly valuable to a private equity acquirer, which could quickly raise cash by selling the real estate and leasing it back to Morrison, though the practice is sometimes controversial. Dinesh Nair,, 9 July 2021 An effective television ad brings customers and revenue, and then if all goes well, the company and the station both get to mutually leverage that revenue to increase their value to an investor or an acquirer. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 July 2021 Any potential acquirer could have negotiated a deal directly with JAB Holding Company, rather than paying a public market premium and dealing with new shareholder approval. David Trainer, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Brenton Howland is co-founder and co-CEO of Forum Brands, an acquirer and operator of e-commerce brands. Brenton Howland, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Learn what an acquirer would value and what would prevent them from seeing your company as a worthy acquisition. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 June 2021 By the late 1990s, both the MAE-East infrastructure and America Online (acquirer of Netscape) were based in Loudoun County. Dwight Weingarten, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 June 2021

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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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10 Oct 2021

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“Acquirer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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