Both companies and managers may be motivated to acquire a company or business operation in order to continue the entity under their own management.
Managers who acquire business shares in another company carry out a management buyin. If managers are already active in the company in which they wish to acquire business shares, they carry out a management buyout.
Companies that acquire business shares in other companies (acquisition) can do so in the form of a majority takeover, by which they take control of the acquired company; they can also acquire a minority stake in a company. It is also possible to acquire a reciprocal interest in business shares, resulting in a merger.
Companies and managers may be motivated to acquire a company or business operation in order to continue it under their own management.