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acquisition accounting

Line breaks: ac¦qui|si¦tion ac¦count|ing

Definition of acquisition accounting in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A procedure in accounting in which the value of the assets of a company is changed from book to fair market level after a takeover.
Example sentences
  • Investor and analyst suspicion about acquisition accounting has dogged the company off and on for more than two years.
  • Accounting and the state: Consequences of merger and acquisition accounting in the U.S. hospital industry
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission recently completed an investigation focusing in part on the acquisition accounting practices of a California company.

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