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A merge of “Adquisition” + “Hiring”.  The practice of acquiring a company mainly for its talent rather than its product. 

Also you can hear the term “Acqui-hiring” “Acqhired” “Acqui-Hire”.

The companies doing the buying say it is a talent acquisition, and it typically comes with a price per head. companies doing the buying say it is a talent acquisition, and it typically comes with a price per head.

Acqui-hiring has become increasingly common in VC-backed startup companies, especially within the competitive technology sector. Tech Startups are eager to find out what Google, Facebook or Twitter are looking for in a potential acquisition.

Coined by Ben Zimmer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Zimmer

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