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acquire

[ə′kwīr]
(electronics)
Of acquisition radars, the process of detecting the presence and location of a target in sufficient detail to permit identification.
Of tracking radars, the process of positioning a radar beam so that a target is in that beam to permit the effective employment of weapons. Also known as target acquisition.
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1993 - Southwest Airlines acquires Morris Air in a stock swap worth about $129 million
A foreign corporation acquires (directly or indirectly) substantially all of the properties of a domestic corporation (or the trade or business of a domestic partnership);
branch and agency of a foreign bank that acquires or controls, or that is affiliated with a company that acquires or controls, merchant banking investments and:
Once a firm acquires a problematic plan, it stands to suffer all of these consequences, many of which are magnified if the plan is merged into another plan.
When an organization acquires another as an ongoing enterprise or two organizations merge to form a new entity, the responsibilities and liabilities of the old or acquired organization do not simply go away.
10) Moreover, except as provided in regulations, if a successor corporation in an A, C, or D reorganization acquires the assets of the distributing or any controlled corporation, the shareholders (immediately before the acquisition) of the successor corporation are treated as if they acquired stock in the corporation whose assets were acquired.
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acquires D's assets, including the five-year noncompete agreement.
As explained in the preamble, the cases are read as holding that if T transfers its assets to an acquiring corporation (P) in exchange for stock of the corporation controlling P (as in Groman), or if P acquires the T assets but pursuant to the plan of reorganization transfers them to a controlled subsidiary (as in Bashford), the continuity-of-interest doctrine is not satisfied.
The Rights will become exercisable only if a person or group acquires 15% or more of FFIC's common stock (an "Acquiring Person"), or commences a tender or exchange offer which, if consummated would result in the person or group becoming an Acquiring Person.
A business combination occurs when an entity acquires net assets that constitute a business or equity interests of one or more other entities and obtains control over that entity or entities.
Within the 6 months' period, corporation A acquires an additional 60 percent of the stock of corporation W solely for its own voting stock, so that it owns 90 percent of the stock of corporation W.