Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 26
BANKS AND BANKING
CHAPTER 27
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
26-2718.  BIDCO acquiring another firm — Application — Requirements. (1) Either by itself or in concert with a director, officer, principal shareholder, or affiliate; another licensee; or a director, officer, principal shareholder, or affiliate of another licensee, a licensee shall not hold control of a business firm, except as follows:
(a)  If and to the extent necessary to protect the licensee’s interest as creditor of, or investor in, the business firm, a licensee that had provided financing assistance to a business firm may acquire and hold control of that business firm. Unless the director approves a longer period, a licensee holding control of a business firm under this subdivision shall divest itself of the interest which constitutes holding control as soon as practicable or within three (3) years after acquiring that interest, whichever is sooner.
(b)  With the approval of the director, a licensee may acquire and hold control of a corporation which is licensed as a small business investment company under the small business investment act of 1958, Public Law 85-699, 72 Stat. 689 or any successor statute.
(c)  With the approval of the director, a licensee may acquire and hold control of a company which is a local development company in accordance with the small business investment act of 1958, whether or not such a development company is or may become certified by the small business administration under section 503 of the small business investment act of 1958, 15 U.S.C. section 697 or any successor statute.
(d)  With the approval of the director, a licensee may acquire and hold control of another business firm which is engaged in no business other than the business of providing financing assistance and management assistance to business firms.
(e)  With the approval of the director, a licensee may acquire and hold control of a business firm not referred to in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this subsection. The director shall not approve an application under this subdivision unless the director determines that such an approval will not cause the amount of the licensee’s investments in business firms covered by this subdivision to exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of the assets of the licensee and that in the director’s judgment such an approval will promote the purposes of this chapter. An approval by the director under this subdivision shall be for a period of not more than three (3) years, except that in a particular case the director may subsequently extend the period beyond three (3) years if the director determines that a longer period is needed and is consistent with the purposes of this chapter.
(2)  If the director fails to issue an order approving or denying an application under subsection (1)(b) or (c) of this section, within forty-five (45) days from receipt by the director of an application which complies with section 26-2704, Idaho Code, the application shall be considered approved by the director.
(3)  For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section, "hold control" means ownership, directly or indirectly, of record or beneficially, of voting securities greater than:
(a)  For a business firm with outstanding voting securities held by fewer than fifty (50) shareholders, forty percent (40%) of the outstanding voting securities.
(b)  For a business firm with outstanding voting securities held by fifty (50) or more shareholders, twenty-five percent (25%) of the outstanding voting securities.
(4)  If a licensee anticipates acquiring and holding control of a business firm under subsection (1)(a) of this section, the licensee shall file with the director a plan for acquiring and holding control of the business firm that shall include at least all of the following:
(a)  The reasons it is necessary for the licensee to acquire and hold control of the business firm.
(b)  The percentage of outstanding voting securities of the business firm the licensee plans to own.
(c)  The licensee’s proposed course of action upon obtaining control of the business firm.
(d)  The length of time the licensee anticipates it will be necessary to hold control of the business firm.
(5)  The director may require the licensee to demonstrate the necessity for the licensee to hold control of a business firm under subsection (1)(a) of this section.

History:
[26-2718, added 1989, ch. 252, sec. 1, p. 613; am. 2002, ch. 145, sec. 7, p. 411.]


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