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Illegal Dividend

Illegal Dividend What is 'Illegal Dividend' A dividend declared by a corporation that is in violation of its charter and/or of state laws. Should such a dividend be declared, the company's

Official Committee Of Equity Security Holders

DefinitionAn Official Committee of Equity Security Holders is a group of shareholders formed to represent a larger group of shareholders' interests in a company's bankruptcy proceedings. Off

Majority Shareholder

Majority Shareholder What is a 'Majority Shareholder' A majority shareholder is a person or entity that owns more than 50% of a company's outstanding shares. The majority shareholder is of

Backflip Takeover

Backflip Takeover What is 'Backflip Takeover' An uncommon type of takeover in which the acquirer becomes a subsidiary of the acquired or targeted company, with business after the takeover

Participating Preferred Stock

DefinitionParticipating preferred stock is preferred stock which provides a specific dividend that is paid before any dividends are paid to common stock holders, and which takes precedence o

Quasi-Reorganization

Quasi-Reorganization What is 'Quasi-Reorganization' A relatively obscure provision under U.S. GAAP which provides that under certain circumstances, a firm may eliminate a deficit in its re

Value Added

Value Added What is 'Value Added' Value-added describes the enhancement a company gives its product or service before offering the product to customers. Value-added applies to instances wh

Fairness Opinion

DefinitionA fairness opinion is a professional evaluation by an investment bank or other third party as to whether the terms of a merger, acquisition, buyback, spin-off, or privatization are

Free Cash Flow

DefinitionIn corporate finance, free cash flow or free cash flow to firm is a way of looking at a business's cash flow to see what is available for distribution among all the securities hold

Wealth Added Index (WAI)

Wealth Added Index (WAI) What is 'Wealth Added Index - WAI' A metric designed by Stern Stewart & Co consulting firm that attempts to measure wealth created (or destroyed) for sharehold
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