majority stake

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majority stake UK US noun [C]
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 telecommunications giant is reported to be in talks regarding the sale of majority stakes in its cable TV network.

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The website received major investment from an Indian IT firm in return for a majority stake.

buy/sell/acquire a majority stake »

A Scottish-based buses and trains operator is currently trying to buy a majority stake in a Dutch public transport group.

have/hold/own a majority stake »

They will have a majority stake in the new parent company.

keep/retain/take a majority stake »

Belgium's government intends to retain a majority stake in its country's dominant telecoms operator.

Compare MINORITY STAKE(Cf. minority stake)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • majority ownership — ➔ ownership * * * majority ownership UK US noun [U] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► a situation in which a person or organization owns more shares in a company than any other shareholder, and enough to control it: »They expect to close the transaction… …   Financial and business terms

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