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T. Rowe Price Voted for the Dell Buyout by Accident - Bloomberg

Sometimes companies are acquired by other companies. The way this works is that the target company's managers and board negotiate a deal with the acquirer, and then they call a meeting where the shareholders can vote on the deal. They book a big room, and the shareholders show up, and the managers say why the deal is good, and the shareholders discuss it for a bit, and then they vote. This is a real thing that actually happens. I went to one once.