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English definition of “shareholding”

shareholding

noun [C] (also share-holding)     /ˈʃeəˌhəʊldɪŋ/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the shares in a company that a particular person or organization owns considered together as a unit : acquire/secure a shareholding Telefonica acquired a shareholding of 51% in each local operator .a shareholding in sth The Quatari fund now has a 25% shareholding in the company . Venture capitalists have a controlling shareholding in the business . a majority / minority shareholding
(Definition of shareholding noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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