closely held

closely held
close·ly held /'klōs-lē-'held/ adj: having most stock shares and corporate voting rights in the hands of a few shareholders

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

closely held
A phrase used to describe the ownership, management, and operation of a corporation by a small group of people.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


closely held
A phrase used to describe the ownership, management, and operation of a corporation by a small group of people.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • closely-held — adj. owned by a relatively few shareholders; of business organizations; as, a closely held corporation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closely held — A corporation whose voting stock is owned by only a few shareholders. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * closely held ˌclosely ˈheld adjective [only before a noun] FINANCE in the US, a closely held company is one that does not have many… …   Financial and business terms

  • closely held — adjective Date: 1946 having most stock shares and voting rights in the hands of a few < a closely held business > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • closely-held — adjective owned by a relatively few shareholders a closely held corporation • Similar to: ↑owned …   Useful english dictionary

  • closely held — adjective : having most stock shares and voting rights in the hands of a few a closely held business …   Useful english dictionary

  • closely held corporation — n: close corporation at corporation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Closely Held Shares — The shares in a publicly traded company held by a small number of shareholders, who are either directly affiliated with the company or management, or are majority stakeholder. Closely held shares are not publicly traded in the same manner as… …   Investment dictionary

  • closely held company — A company who has a small group of controlling shareholders. In contrast, a widely held firm has many shareholders. It is difficult or impossible to wage a proxy battle for any closely held firm. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * closely held… …   Financial and business terms

  • Closely Held Corporation — Any company that has only a limited number of shareholders. Closely held corporation stock is publicly traded on occasion, but not on a regular basis. These entities differ from privately owned firms that issue stock that is not publicly traded.… …   Investment dictionary

  • Closely Held Stock — A company whose common shares are owned by one individual owner or by a small group of controlling stockholders. This is in contrast to a widely held stock, in which thousands or even millions of different investors may own shares in a large… …   Investment dictionary

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