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Majority Stake

The ownership of 50% plus one of the stock in a publicly-traded company. This gives the person or company holding majority stake outright control of the company's operations, especially the election of its board of directors. Some majority stake holders are not involved in the daily operations of the company, but most are. Indeed, the majority shareholder is often the company's founder. See also: Parent company.
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Pamplona Capital will acquire majority stakes but the current partners of the company will keep a small part of their shares and the company will evolve into a four-partnered structure, the sector sources say.
Global Banking News-January 17, 2013--Zimbabwe to compel Western banks to sell majority stakes to locals(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
The government of Zimbabwe, as part of its indigenization plans, is to pressurize Western banks to sell their majority stakes to locals.
3 million in cash, respectively, in the two companies in return for the majority stakes.
M2 EQUITYBITES-26 July 2010-Perfect World to acquire majority stake in Chinese media companies(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Summary: Moroccan's Attijariwafa Bank on Thursday (September 24th) announced the acquisition of majority stakes in major banks in Congo and Gabon.
The acquisition of the Unitra METS Group clearly highlights ADIC Private Equity's strategy of buying majority stakes from family and other business owners, using a sensible amount of non-recourse, cash flow based financial leverage.
The fund's proceeds will be invested in buying-out regional companies for majority stakes.
Interbrew's other operations in Bulgaria, in which it also holds majority stakes, include Kamenitza with a 15.
Global Banking News-July 30, 2012--Central bank of Zimbabwe warns against seizing majority stakes in foreign banks(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
Summary: Morocco's private banking group Attijariwafa Bank said on Thursday that it has acquired majority stakes of France's CrE[umlaut]dit Agricole in two African banks, "CrE[umlaut]dit du Congo" (Congo's first bank) and "Union Gabonaise de Banque" (third important Gabonese Bank).
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-July 26, 2010-Perfect World to acquire majority stake in Chinese media companies(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.