SEC Form DEFM14C

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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.

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