DEFINITION of 'SEC Form DEF13E3'

Form DEF13E3 is an initial preliminary statement in connection with a company or an affiliate going private. It is accompanied by other proxy materials pursuant to SEC rules governing "going private" transactions. In combination, all the filings will describe the transaction in detail, including the proposed ownership and financing.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form DEF13E3'

Form DEF13E3 is an official notification to shareholders of the intention to take the company private, which will be subject to a vote. The prefix DEF refers to definitive materials, and 13 E3 refers to the section of the SEC code that refers to taking a company private.

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