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2020 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 2 - Business Corporations
Article 9 - Close Corporations
Part 5 - Judicial Supervision
§ 14-2-942. Extraordinary Relief; Share Purchase
Universal Citation: GA Code § 14-2-942 (2020)
- If the court finds that the ordinary relief described in subsection (a) of Code Section 14-2-941 is or would be inadequate or inappropriate, it may order the corporation dissolved under Code Section 14-2-943 unless the corporation or one or more of its shareholders purchase all the shares of the shareholder for their fair value and on terms determined under subsection (b) of this Code section.
- If the court orders a share purchase, it shall:
- Determine the fair value of the shares, considering among other relevant evidence the going concern value of the corporation, any agreement among some or all of the shareholders fixing the price or specifying a formula for determining share value for any purpose, the recommendations of appraisers (if any) appointed by the court, and the legal constraints on the corporation's ability to purchase the shares;
- Specify the terms of the purchase, including, if appropriate, terms for installment payments, subordination of the purchase obligation to the rights of the corporation's creditors, security for a deferred purchase price, and a covenant not to compete or other restriction on the seller;
- Require the seller to deliver all his shares to the purchaser upon receipt of the purchase price or the first installment of the purchase price;
- Provide that after the seller delivers his shares he has no further claim against the corporation, its directors, officers, or shareholders, other than a claim to any unpaid balance of the purchase price and a claim under any agreement with the corporation or the remaining shareholders that is not terminated by the court; and
- Provide that if the purchase is not completed in accordance with the specified terms, the corporation is to be dissolved under Code Section 14-2-943.
- After the purchase order is entered, any party may petition the court to modify the terms of the purchase and the court may do so if it finds that changes in the financial or legal ability of the corporation or other purchaser to complete the purchase justify a modification.
- If the corporation is dissolved because the share purchase was not completed in accordance with the court's order, the selling shareholder has the same rights and priorities in the corporation's assets as if the sale had not been ordered.
(Code 1981, §14-2-942, enacted by Ga. L. 1988, p. 1070, § 1.)
- Use of marketability discount in valuing closely held corporation or its stock, 16 A.L.R.6th 693.
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