minority squeeze-out

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Minority Squeeze-Out

In joint stock companies, to buy the stocks of a minority group of shareholders without their necessary consent. A group of shareholders owning the large majority of the company have the ability to squeeze out remaining shareholders. The percentage of shareholders needed varies between jurisdictions. For example, the United Kingdom requires shareholders owning 90% of the company to consent to squeeze out the other shareholders, while Germany requires 95%. Minority shareholders receive compensation in return for surrendering their shares.

minority squeeze-out

The elimination of minority shareholders by controlling shareholders.
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High risk of minority squeeze out a[bar] Interfax reported that Russian Helicopters increased its stake in Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP) (UUAZ RU - Sell) from 75.
Members of the Minority Group intend to remain long-term holders of Sears Canada as a publicly traded company if they are successful in defeating the minority squeeze out transaction.
Thereafter, Scotia entered into a support agreement with Sears Holdings, which if not abrogated, guarantees a minority squeeze out allowing Scotia to cover its short position at $18 per share.
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