Acquiring control of a corporation, called a target, by stock purchase or exchange, either hostile or friendly. also called takeover.

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Their acquisition of a brand new table saw greatly helped the young, struggling furniture company that was in need of such an item.

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Our company's philosophy towards growth is organic in that expansion is driven by the results of operations versus the acquisition of competitors.

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The company was hoping to expand into new territory. The first option that was entertained was the acquisition of a company in the targeted region.

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