Definition of controlling interest in English:

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controlling interest

noun

The holding by one person or group of a majority of the stock of a business, giving the holder a means of exercising control: the purchase of a controlling interest in a company in California
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  • The Dubliner made millions when he sold a controlling interest in the business to a French luxury goods maker four years ago.
  • In the run-up to privatisation large-scale job loss via voluntary redundancies had the effect of eschewing and diluting what may have become a source of major industrial conflict, and thus served controlling interests.
  • He won over opponents by agreeing to sell off minority stakes, rather than controlling interests, in some companies.

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