squeeze-out

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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.

squeeze-out

The forcing of stockholders to sell their stock. Majority holders of a company's stock may attempt a squeeze-out of minority stockholders in order to take complete control of the firm.
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Everybody was shortly in motion for tea, and they must squeeze out like the rest.
Lastly, the premiums seen in squeeze outs are not significantly different from those encountered in tender offers.
Merger arbitrage (announced and pre-announced); -- Non-distressed corporate restructurings (government divestitures, spin-offs, squeeze outs, litigation); and -- Distressed situations
It does, however, assure that all of the Company's shareholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover of the Company and guards against partial tender offers, squeeze outs, open market accumulations, and other abusive tactics that are designed to gain control of Rocky without paying all shareholders a control premium.
The Plan is designed to ensure the fair treatment of shareholders in connection with any potential takeover of the Company and to guard against partial tender offers, open market accumulations, squeeze outs and other abusive tactics to gain control of the Company.