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ACQUISITION Definition & Legal Meaning

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The purchase of one company by another in order to fulfill particular strategic goals related to revenues, market share, product/ service offerings, or competition. An acquisition may be structured as a stock acquisition, where the acquiring company offers investors in the target company a specific price for their COMMON STOCK, or an asset acquisition, where the acquiring company offers to buy a portion or majority of the target company


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