exchange ratio

Definition

The number of shares of the acquiring company that a shareholder will receive for one share of the acquired company.

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You should always make sure that you know what the exchange ratio will be before you make any big deal.

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The exchange ratio for our company stock is 2 to 1 relative to the acquirer plus cash of $3.57 per share.

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The exchange ratio was nearly one to one as the merger and acquisition was set to take place the following day.

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