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English definition of “controlling interest”

controlling interest

noun [C, usually singular]     FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
if someone has a controlling interest in a company , they own enough shares in it to control its management : have/own/hold a controlling interest (in sth) The group holds a 52% controlling interest in the new telecommunications company .buy/sell a controlling interest Last year the former CEO sold his controlling interest for more than one billion dollars .
(Definition of controlling interest noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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