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It has managed to increase dividends over the past few years while continuing to make acquisitions. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The report forecasts merger and acquisitions activity will hit $3 trillion next year. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Expect heavy mergers and acquisitions activity in Germany. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the back office, the priorities are around integration resulting from mergers and acquisitions and systems consolidation. Computing (2010)This means looking at where venture capital is going, checking out company mergers and acquisitions and looking at the research literature. Computing (2010)This investment trust has delivered exceptional returns over the past few years by riding a wave of mergers, acquisitions and innovation. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There has been anxiety that the board could have an incentive to make acquisitions that are not in the company's interests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has interests including power, aviation and healthcare and used acquisitions to build up its oil and gas business before energy prices slumped. Times, Sunday Times (2016)GE has broad interests including power, aviation and healthcare and used acquisitions to build up its oil and gas business just before energy prices slumped. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's in the process of completing an acquisition that will make it the largest pharmacy chain in the US. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has used acquisitions to make big leaps. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are two ways in which the logical problem of language acquisition could be argued away. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)He will also be responsible for winning new business and exploring acquisitions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The outlook for mergers and acquisitions is the worst for many years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Together they sealed some of the biggest merger and acquisition deals of the decade. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This simple fact puts the acquisition process in a new light. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)The group will use the funds to add to its acquisition war chest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One key claim is that there is no limit on the power that knowledge acquisition can confer. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)They admired his expertise and his acquisition skills. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The fresh funding may also allow it to make acquisitions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Her case is used to support the theory that there are critical periods for language acquisition. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It found that mergers and acquisitions are now the top priority for companies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The only thing that could derail it is a big acquisition. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But there is no difficulty in reconstructing this unconscious process of acquisition. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)This needs to be done on a detailed and thoughtful basis which can only come as part of major acquisition reform. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are also favoured in an economy that is built around information, consumer acquisition and service. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is the group 's first acquisition since it was rescued from administration almost two years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The proceeds of about 6 million will be used for acquisitions or further cash returns in future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Winning this makes a huge difference to us because it allows us to reinvest the interest we would normally pay back into buying further acquisitions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Where there is no obvious target for acquisition, the company is prepared to try to build something from scratch. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is little else to concern investors in the halfway figures, with advances pretty well across the business and contributions from the two recent acquisitions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That now sits on deposit as the group seeks bolt-on acquisitions of virtual casino and poker operations and looks for an entry into online sports betting. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Underlying organic growth was 2 per cent, which shows the importance of acquisitions to its business model. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Depending on the outcome of that, it could decide to take the matter no further or could refer the acquisition for an in-depth investigation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Only sale of the company, acquisition of another company in the same industry, or merger will produce a business of the needed size. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986)
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Translations for 'acquisition'
British English: acquisition NOUN
If a company or business person makes an acquisition, they buy another company or part of a company.
...the acquisition of a profitable paper recycling company.
Definition of acquisition from the Collins English Dictionary
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