Define: Equity Interest

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Definition: Equity Interest



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Full Definition of Equity Interest


Equity interest is the ownership share of a shareholder in a business. For example, having a 25% equity interest in a company means that the shareholder owns a 25% stake in the business. An equity interest does not necessarily mean that a shareholder is entitled to a proportionate share of the income generated by an investee.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Equity Interest are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 2nd February 2020.