Mergers & AcqhisitionsBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // May 22, 2011 in Rhetoric
The linguistic numismatist is Rex Hammock and the word he has coined is "acqhire." It signifies:
"big tech companies purchasing small companies, primarily as a talent recruitment strategy with a sometimes significant signing bonus (and, if certain conditions are met, the signing bonus may be treated in a way that will subject it to capital gains taxes (15%) rather than as ordinary income)."
The post goes on to describe the goggling Rex did to verify his blogging as the provenance of M&A's newest "official" term. Fun stuff!