What is FREEZE-OUT?

The process of persuading MINORITY INTERESTS of a target company to sell their shares after a TENDER OFFER has been made. The intent behind the freezeout is for the acquiring company to accumulate all shares so that the transfer is complete. See also DRAG ALONG RIGHTS, TAG ALONG RIGHTS.

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