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Explanation: In case of companies listed on the stock markets (especially the large ones), for share control, a very small ownership stake might be sufficient, and the acquisition of a majority is sometimes simply unthinkable. So you can actually control a company even with an equity stake below the so-called blocking minority (usually 25% + 1 vote), especially if the shares issued represent different rights in terms of votes. (For instance, employees' shares are normally non-voting ones, preference or interest-bearing shares may be non-voting or certain shares may entitle to more votes etc.)
Eva Blanar Hungary Local time: 11:26 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Hungarian PRO pts in category: 3