controlling interest


Definition of controlling interest

: sufficient stock ownership in a corporation to exert control over policy

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Recent Examples on the Web Go the Distance Baseball LLC announced Thursday that a group headed by Hall of Famer Frank Thomas has purchased a controlling interest in the company's ownership of All-Star Ballpark Heaven and the iconic 'Field of Dreams' movie site. Dargan Southard, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2021 Today, CP Group also owns 7-11 stores across Thailand, holds controlling interest in mobile operator True Corp and has interest in real estate. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The owners were also ordered to provide proof that Swanson II no longer owns, operates or has a controlling interest in the business. Kyle Davidson, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 City Developments took a controlling interest in Sincere Property in April 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic started to wreak havoc on the global economy. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 Two years after that acquisition, Brigden and Pustilnik purchased from SFX a controlling interest in the management business, which had been sidelined by the new owners. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, 9 Sep. 2021 It is being produced by Goldenvoice/AEG, which books the 40-year-old Humphreys Concerts by the Bay series and owns a controlling interest in Pechanga Arena San Diego. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 July 2021 On Friday, three teams Sarver has a controlling interest in — the Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Real Mallorca, a Spanish soccer club — announce a new long-term naming partnership that will rebrand the 17,000-plus seat downtown arena Footprint Center. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 14 July 2021 On Saturday, Hamp, who took controlling interest of the Lions from her mother, Martha Firestone Ford, in June, fired Patricia and Quinn 43 games into their tenure together in Detroit. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 28 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of controlling interest

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Controlling interest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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— see interest sense 1


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