majority stake Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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majority stakenoun [C]

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FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the ​right to ​control a ​company because you own a ​group of ​shares that together are more than any other ​shareholder has: majority stake in sth The German ​telecommunicationsgiant is ​reported to be in ​talksregarding the ​sale of ​majoritystakes in its ​cable TV ​network. The ​website received ​majorinvestment from an Indian IT ​firm in ​return for a ​majoritystake.buy/sell/acquire a majority stake A Scottish-based buses and ​trainsoperator is ​currentlytrying to ​buy a ​majoritystake in a Dutch ​publictransportgroup.have/hold/own a majority stake They will have a ​majoritystake in the new ​parentcompany.keep/retain/take a majority stake Belgium's ​government intends to ​retain a ​majoritystake in its country's ​dominanttelecomsoperator.
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