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acquire

(Receive), verb accept, achieve, adipisci, adopt, be given, come into possession of, derive, gain, glean, obtain, reap, take in, win

acquire

(Secure), verb adquirere, annex, appropriate, assume, assume ownership, attain, exact, extort, extract, force from, gain, get, make one's own, obtain by any means, purchase, realize, steal, take, take possession, wrest from
Associated concepts: acquire a business, acquire by fraud, acquire by gift, acquire by inheritance, acquire by will, accuire for resale, acquire ownership
Foreign phrases: Incorporalia bello non adquiruntur.Things incorporeal are not acquired in war.
See also: accept, accrue, aggregate, appropriate, arise, attain, collect, condemn, derive, gain, garner, gather, hoard, impress, increase, incur, inherit, obtain, occupy, possess, procure, profit, purchase, realize, reap, receive, recover, seize, store, succeed, take

TO ACQUIRE, descents, contracts. To make property one's own.
    2. Title to property is acquired in two ways, by descent, (q.v.) and by purchase (q.v.). Acquisition by purchase, is either by, 1. Escheat. 2. Occupancy. 3. Prescription. 4. Forfeiture. 5. Alienation, which is either by deed or by matter of record. Things which cannot be sold, cannot be acquired.

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Rohm Inks Definitive Agreement to Fully Acquire Kionix 43
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Presumably, you know a company quite well before you decide to acquire it: you've been watching it in the marketplace.
These exceptions apply only if the stock owned prior to the acquisition was not acquired as part of a plan to acquire a 50-percent or greater interest in either the distributing or controlled corporation.
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acquires D's assets, including the five-year noncompete agreement.
In addition, if the exercise price is lent on a nonrecourse basis secured only by the shares acquired, there may, depending on the circumstances, be some uncertainty over whether the employee has in substance purchased the shares pursuant to the ISO or merely entered into an option to acquire the shares upon payment of the purported debt.
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368-2(c), which includes the following example sanctioning a B-type reorganization where prior cash purchases had been used to acquire stock of the acquired corporation:
368(a)(1)(C) that the acquiring corporation acquire "substantially all" of the properties of a target corporation is satisfied when, immediately prior to the target corporation's transfer of assets to the acquiring corporation, the target corporation sells 50% of its historic assets to unrelated parties for cash and immediately transfers that cash, along with its other properties, to the acquiring corporation.
However, the use of property (other than the acquiring corporation's voting stock) to acquire target stock in connection with a subsequent transfer of the target's assets to the acquiring corporation is outside the scope of these regulations and could invalidate a C reorganization by violating the solely-for-voting-stock requirement (Regs.
Example: P, a profitable company, intends to acquire T in a tax-free corporate reorganization.