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.
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The elimination of minority shareholders by controlling shareholders.
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