What is acquisition?

  • (noun): Something acquired.
    Example: "A recent acquisition by the museum"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on acquisition, acquisitions:

Farmington Plan - History
... as the Proposal for a Division of Responsibility among American Libraries in the Acquisition and Recording of Library Materials and existed as an autonomous entity until it was ... Prior to the war it had focused primarily on the acquisition of scholastic materials, mostly from European countries ... the plan's mission statement changed to emphasize the acquisition of materials with intelligence value ...
Acquisition Initiation (ISPL) - Acquisition Goal Definition - Costs–benefits Analysis
... information services, to successfully evaluate the investment issues of the acquisition ... not solely, on the systems and services requirements and the acquisition strategy that will be adopted ... with the costs of all activities within the acquisition ...
J. Christopher Flowers
... Flowers was the main partner of Ripplewood Holdings CEO Tim Collins in the 2000 acquisition of Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan to form Shinsei Bank ... After an unsuccessful attempt to arrange an acquisition of Sallie Mae in 2007, Flowers became deeply involved in the financial crisis of September 2008 ... He was approached by Bank of America to advise it on a potential acquisition of Lehman Brothers, and only 14 hours later was approached by AIG to advise ...
Florida National Bank - History - Acquisition
... However, Florida National revealed in 1981 that it was willing to permit acquisition by Chemical Banking Corporation of New York after laws preventing interstate banking were lifted ... However, at the time, interstate banking acquisitions were prohibited by Federal law and required state legislative approval ...
Groupe Bel - History
... • 1950 Acquisition of “Port Salut” created in 1816 ... • 1972 Acquisition of the company Samos ... • 1973 Acquisition of Crowson in the UK, that will become Bel UK and creation of a subsidiary in Switzerland that will become Bel Suisse (Bel Switzerland) ...

More definitions of "acquisition":

  • (noun): The act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something.
    Example: "The acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
  • (noun): The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge.
    Example: "The child's acquisition of language"
    Synonyms: learning

Famous quotes containing the word acquisition:

    Wars and revolutions and battles are due simply and solely to the body and its desires. All wars are undertaken for the acquisition of wealth; and the reason why we have to acquire wealth is the body, because we are slaves in its service.
    Socrates (469–399 B.C.)

    Always and everywhere children take an active role in the construction and acquisition of learning and understanding. To learn is a satisfying experience, but also, as the psychologist Nelson Goodman tells us, to understand is to experience desire, drama, and conquest.
    Carolyn Edwards (20th century)

    Whatever may be our just grievances in the southern states, it is fitting that we acknowledge that, considering their poverty and past relationship to the Negro race, they have done remarkably well for the cause of education among us. That the whole South should commit itself to the principle that the colored people have a right to be educated is an immense acquisition to the cause of popular education.
    Fannie Barrier Williams (1855–1944)