Business Combination laws

Business Combination laws

These laws impose a moratorium on certain kinds of transactions (e.g., asset sales, mergers) between a large shareholder and the firm for a period usually ranging between three and five years after the shareholder's stake passes a pre-specified (minority) threshold. These laws are in place in more than half the U.S. states.

Business Combination Laws

Laws in most U.S. states limiting the transactions between publicly-traded companies and their most prominent minority shareholders. Generally speaking, a company may not merge or conduct other major transactions with a company owned by a minority shareholder for a certain number of years after the minority shareholder takes on a certain, defined percentage of the company's equity.
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