To acquire a company to recruit its employees, rather than for its products or services.
An acquisition of a company to recruit its employees, rather than for its products or services.
Origin of acquihire
Coined 2005 by Rex Hammock as acqhire, Blend of acquire and hire, in reference to acquisition of Dodgeball.com by Google. Hammock subsequently worked to popularize the word. Spelling inconsistent, particularly to difficulty in pronunciation (/ak-hire/), leading to longer variants.