Minority Shareholder

Minority Shareholder

A shareholder who holds a significant amount of stock in a company but still has less than 51%. While technically even a person who owns one share is a minority shareholder, the term most frequently applies to persons and companies with large stakes. For example, a person who owns 5% of the shares outstanding in Johnson & Johnson is considered a minority shareholder in that company. See also: Minority interest.
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A minority shareholder, The Children Investment Fund Management (UK) Llp, accused CIL of damaging shareholder interest by its "acquiescence to interference by the Prime Minister's Office" on coal prices.
Minority shareholder monitoring and German corporate governance; empirical evidence and value effects.
It's a very bad sign for the Russian investment climate," one minority shareholder told Reuters.
In Malaysia, Minority Shareholder Watchdog Group (MSWG) or Badan Pengawas Pemegang Saham Minoriti Berhad, was set up in 2000 as a government initiative to be part of a broader capital market framework to bring about awareness and help protect the interests of minority shareholders through shareholder activism, it added.
First, if the parties choose to effect the sale by purchase of stock (1), any minority shareholder could hold up the deal if you don't have agreements in place that force them to accept terms agreed to by the controlling shareholders.
THE impasse that has arisen in the battle for ownership of Liverpool Football Club highlights the unattractiveness of being a minority shareholder.
Does your former friend, a minority shareholder, owe a fiduciary duty to ABC Corp.
David Herne, a minority shareholder and a former independent director of the board of UES, said: "This is a sensible and coherent plan, which in effect liquidates the company to its shareholders".
The lawyer is likely to advise his minority shareholder client of the following options that are open to him: 1.
Fund managers are expected soon to seek higher returns through minority shareholder positions.
The changes are designed to protect minority shareholder rights and encourage investment in local equities, but there is skepticism the measures will halt the erosion of liquidity in local equity markets.
At first blush, Alumax raises the question whether special voting rights can be given to protect the interests of a major creditor or a minority shareholder.

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