If you part of the business industry, there is no doubt that you have encountered the name Phillip Cochineas in one of your readings as being linked to the liquidation of his company and is now building it back. So, what is liquidation all about? If you say liquidation, you are referring to a legal process that some business establishments go through if they need to put an end to their business. During this process, the assets of the company will be sold off to interested buyers and then the resulting proceeds will serve as payment for the creditors. Other names for the process of liquidation include business dissolution as well as winding up.
Usually, liquidation is thought of as the choice that business owners make when they can no longer pay for their accumulating debts. Liquidation is thus done so that the control of the assets of the company will go to the creditor. All these assets will then be sold by the creditor to interested buyers so that they can make as much money out of them. The first in line to get the proceeds of the assets sold off by the company are typically the creditors. If the creditors will have left something, the next in line who gets it will be the shareholders of the company. Usually, the preferred shareholders get to have a say on what is left over the common shareholders.
When it comes to liquidation, there are basically two major kinds of them. The two major types are called compulsory liquidation as well as voluntary liquidation. In compulsory liquidation, the court of the land is the one to make orders to the company to have their assets liquidated in order for them to pay off their debts to their creditors. It is very much different with voluntary liquidation as there is still a need to file a petition for liquidation to the court of law as done by either the contributor, the company itself, or the creditor. This usually takes place among companies that can no longer afford paying for their debts or have debts that will just end up winding the company up. Most of the time, the decision to wind up and dissolve the company is all the doing of the shareholders of the company thus the need to have voluntary liquidation.
A lot of companies come to the point of not being able to pay off their debts when they have more competition or when there is a significant change in the market that they can no longer deal with. These are just some of the reasons for wanting to liquidate one’s company. When a company is closed via liquidation, all outstanding debts will be paid off. This then gives the directors another direction for their company just like what Phillip Cochineas did.