MEANING: noun: The purchase of a company for its talent rather than its products or services.
verb tr.: To buy a company in this manner.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by Rex Hammock as a combination of acquire + hire. From Latin quaerere (to seek, get) and Old English hyrian (to hire). Earliest documented use: 2005.

AQUÍHIRE - Workers Needed, Spanish a Plus

ACQUAHIRE - Lifeguards Needed

ACQUISHIRE - Hobbits' Swim Club