(a) The circuit court of the county in which the corporation has its registered office or any court in such place having jurisdiction, upon application of any shareholder, may appoint one or more persons to be custodians, and, if the corporation is insolvent, to be receivers, of any close corporation when:
(1) Pursuant to Section 10A-30-2.08, the business and affairs of the corporation are managed by the shareholders and they are so divided that the business of the corporation is suffering or is threatened with irreparable injury and any remedy with respect to such deadlock provided in the governing documents or in any written agreement of the shareholders has failed; or
(2) The petitioning shareholder has the right to the dissolution of the corporation under a provision of the certificate of formation permitted by Section 10A-30-2.12.
(b) In lieu of appointing a custodian for a close corporation under this section, the court may appoint a provisional director, whose powers and status shall be as provided in Section 10A-30-2.10 if the court determines that it would be in the best interest of the corporation. The appointment shall not preclude any subsequent order of the court appointing a custodian for such corporation.
(c) A custodian appointed under this section shall have all the powers of a receiver or custodian appointed under former Section 10-2A-196 or any successor statute, including Section 10A-2-14.32, but the authority of the custodian is to continue the business of the corporation and not to liquidate its affairs and distribute its assets, except when the court shall otherwise order.