controlling interest

noun

Definition of controlling interest 

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

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Someone with a controlling interest in a building can decide if and when the building is sold, how it is marketed and what price to accept. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018 Walmart recently announced plans to buy a controlling interest in India’s leading e-commerce company, Flipkart, allowing it to challenge Amazon directly for the wallets of Indian consumers. New York Times, "Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World," 2 July 2018 Meanwhile, the festival's first director, Willard M. Masterson, left Summerfest in March after buying a controlling interest in an amusement park at Muskego Beach. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The first Summerfest, in 1968, had a little bit of everything (yes, including rain)," 26 June 2018 Comcast and Disney both also own 30% of the Netflix-competitor streaming service, so the buy-out would give either one a controlling interest. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Comcast Is Still Trying to Bust Up the Fox-Disney Marriage. Here's How They Could Do it.," 8 May 2018 Arguing over $50 million transfer fee State law requires the initial holder of a racino license to pay the $50 million fee when controlling interest is sold. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Caesars agrees to pay $1 million penalty over efforts to sway Indiana casino regulators," 28 June 2018 Univision reportedly purchased 40% of Onion Inc. in 2016 along with a controlling interest and the right to purchase the remaining stock. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "No Joke: The Onion Faces Layoffs by Univision, Says Report," 6 July 2018 But in this case, the news is real.. Univision, which owns a controlling interest in Onion Inc. may lay off or buy out as many as 15% of the relatively small staff, according to the Daily Beast. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "No Joke: The Onion Faces Layoffs by Univision, Says Report," 6 July 2018 State law requires the initial holder of a casino license to pay when controlling interest is sold. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Racino owner: State will get $50 million from sale to Caesars," 26 June 2018

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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see interest sense 1

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