Definition of controlling interest in English:

controlling interest

noun

  • The holding by one person or group of a majority of the stock of a business, giving the holder a means of exercising control.

    ‘the purchase of a controlling interest in a company in California’
    • ‘The firms could also avoid the entire problem by giving up controlling interest in their portfolio companies to other investors.’
    • ‘Until recently, however, it has been difficult to imagine a foreign company gaining a controlling interest in a Japanese company.’
    • ‘Desmond also has a controlling interest in the City of London Airport.’
    • ‘The garment trade group diversified into a host of other areas under the control of Asil Nadir who acquired a controlling interest in 1980.’
    • ‘So foreigners would have a tough time acquiring a controlling interest.’
    • ‘In the run-up to privatisation large-scale job loss via voluntary redundancies had the effect of eschewing and diluting what may have become a source of major industrial conflict, and thus served controlling interests.’
    • ‘If you go to venture capitalists for financing, it's unlikely you'll retain a controlling interest in your company.’
    • ‘At press time, James was in the process of selling his controlling interest in the company.’
    • ‘Those parent companies held controlling interests in local utilities.’
    • ‘They own controlling interests in most of the large corporations that dominate the economy.’
    • ‘Although it has never taken a controlling interest in any firm, it uses its shareholding to force a company's board to enter into takeover talks with predatory third parties.’
    • ‘Crown entities will include universities as organisations in which the Government has a controlling interest.’
    • ‘This demand was founded upon the act of Parliament by which these two corporations were created in 1974 after wholly divesting three foreign-controlled enterprises of their controlling interests.’
    • ‘The Dubliner made millions when he sold a controlling interest in the business to a French luxury goods maker four years ago.’
    • ‘Secondly, his price for investing the full amount was that he should have a controlling interest.’
    • ‘He won over opponents by agreeing to sell off minority stakes, rather than controlling interests, in some companies.’
    • ‘Together the founders own a controlling interest.’
    • ‘However, most are fairly amenable to a split as long as a passive investor does not have a controlling interest.’
    • ‘A controlling interest would be sold through competitive auction at the end of this year and the remaining shares would be sold to the public within 12 to 18 months of the auction.’
    • ‘At the depressed prices of airline stocks, the government could have easily bought a controlling interest in the entire industry for $15 billion.’

Pronunciation:

controlling interest

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