direct investment

direct investment
The purchase of a controlling interest in a company or at least enough interest to have enough influence to direct the course of the company. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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direct investment direct investment investment

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direct investment UK US noun [U] FINANCE
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT(Cf. ↑foreign direct investment)
a situation where one shareholder owns enough of a company's shares to be able to influence its decisions: »

Because of her direct investment, she was able to keep the company from merging with a rival.

BANKING, FINANCE investment by a bank directly in a company or a business opportunity: »

With direct investment, a bank actually owns all or a portion of a venture, rather than simply lending money to finance the venture.


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