983 Right of minority shareholder to be bought out by offeror
983 Right of minority shareholder to be bought out by offeror
Companies Act 2006 | Legislation

(1)     Subsections (2) and (3) apply in a case where a takeover offer relates to all the shares in a company.

For this purpose a takeover offer relates to all the shares in a company if it is an offer to acquire all the shares in the company within the meaning of section 974.

(2)     The holder of any voting shares to which the offer relates who has not accepted the offer may require the offeror to acquire those shares if, at any time before the end of the period within which the offer can be accepted—

(a)     the offeror has by virtue of acceptances of the offer acquired or unconditionally contracted to acquire some (but not all) of the shares to which the offer relates, and

(b)     those shares, with or without any other shares in the company which he has acquired or contracted to acquire (whether unconditionally or subject to conditions being met)—

(i)     amount to not less than 90% in value of all the voting shares in the company (or would do so but for section 990(1)), and

(ii)     carry not less than 90% of the voting rights

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