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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Brown & Brown of Massachusetts Acquires Rodman Agency
1995 - Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., the holding company led by billionaire investment guru Warren Buffet, acquires RC Willey.
Example 1: Foreign corporation Y acquires foreign corporation X.
Our intelligence clearly shows that Iran seeks to acquire a nuclear weapons capability, and thus we are extremely concerned about transfers to Iran of dual-use materials.
A financial holding company and any subsidiary (other than a depository institution or subsidiary of a depository institution) may acquire or control merchant banking investments.
1984 - Acquires Simsco's three mid-volume foundries.
In acquiring The Alliance, Alera Group expands its capabilities with respect to the integration of the property and casualty firms it has acquired to date and plans to acquire in the future.
Historically, and even in the current economic environment, many businesses look to acquire others for economies of scale and synergistic reasons.
As a result, section 355(e) provides that stock or securities in a controlled corporation will not be considered qualifying property for purposes of section 355(c)(2) or section 361(c)(2) if the intended distribution under section 355 is part of a "plan (or series of related transactions)" in which one or more persons acquire directly or indirectly stock representing a 50-percent or greater interest in the distributing or any controlled corporation.
(3.) Glen Burnie has adopted a shareholders rights plan that becomes effective when a shareholder who has acquired or obtained the right to acquire 10 percent or more of Glen Burnie's voting shares before the adoption of the plan acquires 20 percent or more of its voting shares.
That accounting also is followed when a company acquires a majority interest, but not a 100% interest, in a subsidiary; the minority interest is not revalued.
If the taxpayer exceeds the limits imposed by these two rules, the replacement property may still be like-kind if the taxpayer acquires 95% of the identified replacement property or the replacement property is received within the 45-day identification period.