Majority shareholder

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Majority shareholder

A shareholder who is part of a group that controls more than half the outstanding shares of a corporation.

Majority Shareholder

A person or company that owns 50% plus one of the stock in a publicly-traded company. This allows the majority shareholder outright control of the company's operations, especially the election of its board of directors. Some majority shareholders 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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majority stock holder, said, “Our confidence in ERA has been substantiated by the market's acceptance of both our civilian and military product lines.
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It also has every intention of buying the 15.3% shares owned by French group Vivendi, which would bring its holdings up to 45.9% of Viva's capital, making it the television company's majority stock holder. The American company has already had preparatory talks with the German competition authorities, which are due to give their opinion on the takeover of the channel which is quoted on the Frankfurt stock market, the newspaper said.