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controlling interest

noun

  1. ownership of enough stock in a company to exert control over policy and management.


controlling interest

noun

  1. a quantity of shares in a business that is sufficient to ensure control over its direction


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Word History and Origins

Origin of controlling interest1

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example Sentences

SAP plans to maintain a controlling interest in the company.

From Fortune

He bought a controlling interest in the institution and became a director.

They are worried, too, that Branson might sell his controlling interest, although that seems unlikely.

He circled LWT like a predator and finally was able to buy a controlling interest.

By risking only $315 million of his own money he would still get controlling interest of a company valued at $8.2 billion.

I don't doubt that Ed offered you a generous price to get a controlling interest.

Although he is rich already, for he holds a controlling interest in a stock-broker's firm, he works as hard as any poor devil.

The object of the game is to secure The best rooms; Tables with a view; The controlling interest in all projects of entertainment.

And what I really came to tell you to-day is that I've bought the controlling interest in the springs.

Placing them on the market involves forming stock companies in each of which we must have the controlling interest.

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