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What's to prevent majority shareholders in a company from dilluting a convertible note?

A company issues a convertible bond to an investor. It has a par value of $10,000 and can be converted into 5 shares. The company currently has 50 outstanding shares, so the bond corresponds to ~9% (...
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Does the SEC (or any governing body) limit Rights Offerings?

Could AAPL offer all shareholders a non-transferable right to purchase two shares at a 20% discount (from today's price, exercisable for one month) for each share they own? This announcement will (...
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What stops management from just “compensating” themselves by taking all the stock in a company?

One of the odd things about a lot of modern companies is that the management, meaning the senior officers (CEO, CFO, CTO, etc) can pay themselves in stock. For example, Square's Jack Dorsey pays ...
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How does dilution work?

Round 0 Owner 1: 500k shares (50%) Owner 2: 500k shares (50%) Round 1 (Company raises a $5 million Series A round at $20m post-money) Owner 1: 500k shares (37.5%) Owner 2: 500k shares (37.5%) ...
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Greedy shareholder that does not want to dilute his portion [closed]

What needs to be done or could be done if a company wants to raise capital and one of the shareholders doesn't want to dilute his shares and brands all the others as "too greedy". The shareholders ...
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When a public company is selling new shares at the market, will the public know it?

I have asked a question What shares are actually being sold in “ATM” format release? - From the answer, I understand that a company could be able to sell new shares to gain more money for its ...
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How much is a founder allowed to dilute stock? [closed]

I am 9 days away from completing a contract for a new start up that still has yet to raise money. At the beginning I negotiated 1% of the company, and a month into the contract he incorporated the ...
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Why is stock dilution legal?

What I always heard, since I was a child, was that if you own a stock share, you actually own a small share of a company. That seems to be the general consensus of what a stock share is. Well, that ...
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What is intrinsic value of stocks with diluted voting power?

Recent technological companies went to IPO with publicly traded stocks that have 1/10th of voting power of the privately held stocks. Facebook, Google, GoPro are examples of such companies. Usually ...
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Facebook buying WhatsApp for 19 Billion. How are existing shareholders affected?

A bit late in the game. But was curious on how this deal works out. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion. This involved $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock and $3 billion in restricted stock....
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Will a company's stock price be affected when warrants are issued, or exercised?

A company has 500 million outstanding shares, and it issued 100 million warrants 10 years ago. Assume that none of the warrants has been exercised yet. If tomorrow all the holders exercised their ...