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DailyFinance  Aug 22  Comment 
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The Straits Times  Aug 22  Comment 
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SeekingAlpha  Aug 22  Comment 
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OilVoice  Aug 22  Comment 
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DailyFinance  Aug 22  Comment 
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Forbes  Aug 22  Comment 
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Times Online  Aug 22  Comment 
The London Stock Exchange is to raise more than £900 million from shareholders to fund a buyout of an indices...


Acquisitions are the purchase a controlling stake in another company by purchasing 51 percent or more of its voting shares with cash, stock, or a combination of the two.

Mergers and acquisitions are two closely related terms and are often listed together on a company's balance sheet as mergers and acquisitions (M&A). But there is an important distinction between these terms - in a merger, two companies become one and both original companies cease to exist; in an acquisition, the acquired company is absorbed by the acquiring company, and only the acquired company ceases to exist.

An acquisition, also sometimes called a takeover or buyout, usually involves the takeover of a smaller firm by a larger one. But there are occasions when a smaller firm will obtain the management control of a larger company, and in these cases the smaller acquiring firm will often keep the existing company name and brand in place for the new, combined company. Takeovers or acquisitions can be friendly, where the management of the company to be acquired negotiates a deal with the acquiring company; or, they can be hostile, where the takeover is made despite opposition by the company's management or an offer is made without prior knowledge by the company's board of directors.


An acquisition can be carried out in one of two ways:

  • The acquiring company buys the shares of the acquired company and obtains ownership control.
  • The acquiring company buys the assets of the acquired company, and the cash that the acquired company receives in return is paid to shareholders through a divided or by liquidating the company. If the acquiring company buys the entire assets of the acquired company, this leaves the acquired company as an empty shell which is eventually liquidated or enters another line of business.
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