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controlling shareholder

noun [C]
 
 
(also controlling stockholder) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a shareholder who owns enough shares in a company to control its management: With 30% of the equity and 65% of the voting rights, they have become the corporation’s new controlling shareholder.
(Definition of controlling shareholder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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