Also referred to as a "squeeze out".
Freeze outs usually occur closely held companies, where majority shareholders can converse with one another. Majority shareholders attempt to freeze out the minority from the decision making process, rendering minority voting rights useless. Such actions are often illegal and may be overturned by the courts.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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