The shareholders rank behind the creditors and are unlikely to receive any dividend in an insolvent liquidation unless they also have a claim as a creditor.
In a court liquidation, the liquidator is not required to report to the shareholders on the progress or outcome of the liquidation.
Example - Liquidator's declaration that shares are worthless The administrators of Company Ltd made a written declaration on 31 March 2016 that they had reasonable grounds to believe that there was no likelihood that the shareholders of Company Ltd would receive any distribution from their shares.
Moments ago Twitter shares slumped, then rebounded... after Ev Williams, co-founder of Twitter, published an article on Medium in which he explained why he - along with apparently everyone else these days - is "selling some twitter shares" As he explains..."After a year and a half of no selling, I have filed a new 10b5–1 plan to liquidate a minority of my TWTR over the next year.When one company acquires a subsidiary firm, the parent company may liquidate its shares in the subsidiary in stages, rather than selling them all off at once.The acquiring company could also convert shares of the subsidiary into its own shares on a fractional basis and liquidate the remaining fraction of the subsidiary stocks.Corporate stock as a whole can be liquidated if a company files bankruptcy, or if a company is bought out or taken over.
If you buy stocks on margin, your firm can liquidate your stocks if the equity in your account falls too much.
The liquidator’s role is to: Except for lodging documents and reports required under the Corporations Act, a liquidator is not required to do any work unless there are enough assets to pay their costs.
The liquidator’s primary duty is to all of the company’s creditors.
The liquidator is not required to hold a meeting of shareholders during a creditors’ voluntary liquidation.
A joint meeting of the creditors and shareholders must be held at the conclusion of the winding up.
For example, I’m the largest LP at Obvious Ventures, which is now on its second fund and has invested in over 35 world-positive companies.