Mergers and Acquisitions

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Terms in Mergers and Acquisitions

Accretive Acquisition

An accretive acquisition is one that will increase the acquiring company's earnings per share (EPS). read more


An acquiree, also known as a target firm, is a company that is purchased under a corporate acquisition. read more


An acquirer is a company that acquires rights to another company or business relationship through a deal. read more

Acquisition Adjustment

An acquisition adjustment pertains to the premium a business pays to acquire another, which can affect depreciation, net income and taxes. read more

Acquisition Financing

Acquisition financing is the capital that is obtained for the purpose of buying another business. read more


An acquisition is a corporate action in which one company purchases most or all of another company's shares to gain control of that company. read more

Acquisition Indigestion

Acquisition indigestion is a slang term that describes the difficulties that a company can face implementing a merger or acquisition. read more

Acquisition Premium

An acquisition premium is is a figure that's the difference between the estimated real value of a company and the actual price paid to acquire it. read more

Affiliated Companies

Companies are affiliated when one company is a minority shareholder of another. In most cases, the parent company will own less than a 50% interest in its affiliated company. read more

All-Cash, All-Stock Offer

An all-cash, all-stock offer is a proposal by one company to purchase all of another company's outstanding shares from its shareholders for cash. read more

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