acquisition cost

acquisition cost
Refers to the price (including the closing costs) to purchase another company or property. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
In the context of investments, refers to price plus brokerage commissions, of a security, or the sales charge applied to load funds. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
See: tax basis. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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acquisition cost UK US noun [C]
ACCOUNTING the final price of an asset including legal costs, transport, and discounts (= money taken off the price), but not including taxes: »

The purchaser will be able to deduct before tax the acquisition cost of trading stock and work in progress.

MARKETING all the costs connected with getting a new customer for a business: customer/subscriber acquisition costs »

The company's marketing and customer acquisition costs were high.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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