ac·​quir·​er ə-ˈkwī(-ə)r-ər How to pronounce acquirer (audio)
: one that acquires
especially : a company that acquires another company

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the Abiomed deal, J&J is expected to be a top acquirer next year. David Wainer, WSJ, 27 Dec. 2022 But the talks could still fall through, and any prospective acquirer could try to distance the company from entities affiliated with the Saudi government. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, 7 Sep. 2022 The key to successfully buying and scaling an Engine 2 starts with understanding that the unique assets of the target and the scaling journey of the acquirer will vary. Alexandra Ramanathan, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2022 This is important, because the next stage of the process is all about handing over documents to the potential acquirer. Sharon Heaton, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 In the past decade or so, in only one case have its judges allowed the acquirer to terminate a deal. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 27 Aug. 2022 Estée Lauder has been an active acquirer over the years, but its deals have been relatively small. Dana Cimilluca, WSJ, 1 Aug. 2022 And as detailed, Mondelez has been an active acquirer in recent years. Kevin Dowd, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Shares of Twitter dipped Thursday as the social-media company's back-and-forth with potential acquirer Elon Musk continued. David Marino-nachison, WSJ, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


acquire + -er entry 2

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acquirer was in 1607

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Cite this Entry

“Acquirer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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