Definition of shareholding in US English:



  • An allocation of shares held in a company.

    ‘this year he sold a 15 percent shareholding in the company’
    • ‘The company was floated on the stock market in 1985, though the family retained a significant shareholding.’
    • ‘The company may have a significant influence over some of its smaller suppliers or subcontractors, perhaps even a minority shareholding.’
    • ‘Company records show that he held a direct shareholding in at least one firm, an advertising company, as recently as May 2007.’
    • ‘This acquisition of a majority shareholding goes beyond the legitimate exercise of a majority shareholder's right to manage the company.’
    • ‘Two weeks ago, he denied all knowledge of a change in shareholding.’
    • ‘These loans were used for appropriation of the airline's principal assets—that is, real-estate property and shareholding.’
    • ‘He said the details of the changes in shareholding will be made public at a later date.’
    • ‘The company further agreed to subscribe for additional new ordinary shares to take its shareholding to 54 per cent.’
    • ‘The fear was that any release of information would greatly compromise their position in respect of a final market valuation of the shareholding.’
    • ‘Its shareholding in the new bank will not be diluted to less than 55 per cent.’