SEC Form DEFM14C

AAA

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form DEFM14C'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that must be filed by a registrant intending to be part of a merger or acquisition. SEC Form DEFM14C applies to security holders who are entitled to vote on issues for which the company is not soliciting proxies. It provides security holders with information required by Schedule 14A as well as information about the interest of certain persons in or opposition to matters to be acted upon and proposals by security holders. The form is required to state that proxies were not being solicited.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form DEFM14C'

Form DEFM14C, "definitive information statement relating to merger or acquisition", is required under Section 14(c) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This form is filed with the SEC when a registrant intends to participate in a merger or acquisition and helps the SEC protect shareholders' rights by ensuring that they receive key information, clearly presented.

RELATED TERMS
  1. SEC Form DEF 14A

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that ...
  2. SEC Form DEFA14A

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that ...
  3. SEC Form 1

    An application for and amendments to an application for registration ...
  4. SEC Form 497

    The SEC form that investment companies use to file their definitive ...
  5. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  6. Proxy

    1. An agent legally authorized to act on behalf of another party. ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. Where can I find a company's annual report and its SEC filings?

    Thanks to the Internet, finding financial reports is easier than ever. Nowadays, every reputable company has an investor ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Who regulates the various types of exchange traded funds (ETFs)?

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under the Securities Act of 1933, regulates the vast majority of exchange-traded ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Do small banks ever act as custodians?

    Generally speaking, the market for custodian bank services is dominated by large banks. The best banks tend to grow in size, ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How are new exchange traded funds (ETFs) created?

    The creation and structure of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are similar to that of mutual funds. An ETF serves as a portfolio ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How can I lower my effective tax rate without lowering my income?

    There are lots of ways to lower your effective tax rate, although your individual circumstances determine whether you can ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How does the market share of a few companies affect the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index ...

    In economics and commercial law, the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (HHI) is a widely used measure that indicates the amount ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

    The forms companies are required to file provide a clear view of their histories and progress.
  2. Fundamental Analysis

    Financial Footnotes: Start Reading The Fine Print

    Find out what could be hidden in this often-overlooked part of the financial statements.
  3. Professionals

    Get A Job In Compliance

    If you're a stickler for rules, this could be a promising career path for you.
  4. Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview Of The SEC

    Find out how this regulatory body protects the rights of investors.
  5. Options & Futures

    Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of Insiders And Institutions

    These transactions reveal much about a stock. We go over what to consider and where to find it.
  6. Investing Basics

    Get A Hold On Mishandled Accounts

    Find out what to do if you have a dispute with your broker.
  7. Professionals

    Alternatives Need More Education, Not Enforcement

    While disclosures and investor education need improvement, alternatives provide a valuable way to increase yield and hedge against declines.
  8. Taxes

    Explaining Progressive Tax

    A progressive tax is a levy in a tax system where the tax rate increases as the taxable base increases.
  9. Economics

    Chinese Opportunities For A Changing Child Policy

    China's one-child policy is changing, and investors are looking for ways to cash in. The reform might not have the effects that many anticipate, however.
  10. Taxes

    Tea Party Vs. Republican Party: Who Will Win In 2016?

    What agendas define the rift between the Tea Party and the Republican establishment, and which side will win the presidential nomination in 2016?

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Net Worth

    The amount by which assets exceed liabilities. Net worth is a concept applicable to individuals and businesses as a key measure ...
  2. Stop-Loss Order

    An order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price. A stop-loss order is designed to limit ...
  3. Covered Call

    An options strategy whereby an investor holds a long position in an asset and writes (sells) call options on that same asset ...
  4. Butterfly Spread

    A neutral option strategy combining bull and bear spreads. Butterfly spreads use four option contracts with the same expiration ...
  5. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
  6. Moving Average - MA

    A widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out the “noise” from random ...
Trading Center