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acquisition

[‚ak·wə′zish·ən]
(engineering)
The process of pointing an antenna or a telescope so that it is properly oriented to allow gathering of tracking or telemetry data from a satellite or space probe.

acquisition

i. The act of visually identifying an object of interest—another aircraft, aerial target, or object/target on ground—from the air.
ii. The detection and identification of a target by radar or another sensor on board the aircraft.
iii. Reaching the desired flight parameter, such as flight level or air speed.
iv. Reaching the desired point in airspace, such as the ILS (instrument landing system) localizer or glide-slope.
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Galpin, global practice leader for mergers and acquisitions with Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and co-author of The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions.
The Board expects that banking organizations that apply for mergers and acquisitions will have policies and procedures that are working well to address their CRA responsibilities.
There is no question that internal auditors can and should take a very active role in mergers and acquisitions. Big or small, an acquisition is a key event for any company.
"Mergers and acquisitions present tremendous opportunities for organizational conflict and confusion, particularly when two very diverse corporate cultures are forced to adapt to each other," says Lawrence Schein, senior research associate at the Conference Board.
CEOs and CFOs routinely cite mergers and acquisitions as top strategic priorities.
In this environment, banks and other investors have become more cautious in extending credit to finance highly leveraged mergers and acquisitions, a shift that has contributed to an increase in the use of equity financing and to a slowing in merger activity.