Liquidation is the conversion of assets into cash by an investor getting rid of a position in a particular type of security. 
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What happens with a short position, you can liquidate a short position without selling anything in the futures markets. The correct thing is liquidation is the process of CONVERTING assets for cash. Even liability will reverse the cash flow and become an asset when it is liquidated.
This situation generally arises for an Investor whenever they want. When investors convert assets into cash for there own personal accounts,do not need any reason at all. So how can the situation generally arises when a company...? Generally you do not need a company. An investor can liquidate on there own.
The cash generated out of liquidation by investors is usually spent on anything that they want. When investors convert (assets) into cash for there own personal accounts, they may have no reason too convert, and can spend the proceeds on whatever they want
Sumflow 16:02, October 9, 2010 (PDT)