change of control

Definition

A process undergone by a company when control is shifting from one party to another party. Change of control occurs when a company changes control for any reason, including new leadership or an acquisition of the company. When a company changes control, an investor must evaluate how this could change the value of the company.

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Last year the organization I was with went through a change of control when our owner and president passed away suddenly.

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The employees did not know that a major change of control was about to take place, but they benefited from it in the long run.

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The much anticipated and reasonably frowned upon change of control surprisingly happened more smoothly and without much protest than most employees expected.

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