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Controlling interest

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Controlling interest

A controlling interest is an ownership interest in a corporation with enough voting stock shares to prevail in any stockholders' motion. A majority of voting shares (over 50%) is always a controlling interest. When a party holds less than the majority of the voting shares, other present circumstances can be looked at to determine whether that party is still considered to hold a controlling ownership interest.

In the United States, Delaware corporations have a 2/3 vote requirement for a motion to pass. In theory, this could mean that a controlling interest would have to be over one third of the voting shares.

  • Consolidation (business)
  • Minority interest
  • Holding company
  • Parent company
  • Subsidiary
  • References

    Controlling interest Wikipedia