Definitions (3)

2.Taking possession of an asset by purchase.
3.Taking control of a firm by purchasing 51 percent (or more) of its voting shares.

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  • Jen bought 31 percent of Sarah's company, when added to her previous 20 percent she bought last year, Jen's acquisition was complete.

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  • Looking to expand their business, the mobile provider made an acquisition of a company whose primary service is cable television.

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  • As john drove home, he swung by the marina to look at his new boat; he is quite satisfied with his latest acquisition.

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