blocking minority

blocking minority ˈblocking miˌnority noun [countable usually singular] FINANCE
if someone has a blocking minority, they own a large number of shares in a company, and they therefore have the power to prevent other companies from buying or taking control of it

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blocking minority UK US noun [C] (also blocking stake) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
someone who has a blocking minority in a company owns enough of that company's shares to prevent other companies buying or controlling it: »

They talked about pooling their stakes to form a 25% blocking minority should an unwanted bidder appear.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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