Minority investment | Practical Law

Minority investment | Practical Law

Minority investment

Minority investment

Practical Law ANZ Glossary w-014-8552 (Approx. 2 pages)

Glossary

Minority investment

Also known as a non-control investment. An investment in a company, typically by a private equity or venture capital fund, where the investor acquires less than a majority of the voting securities of the company. Examples of types of minority investments include:
The considerations and issues involved in a minority investment differ from those involved in a buyout or other private equity transaction where the investor acquires control of the target company (for more information, see Practice note, Buyouts: Buyout versus minority investment).
For general information on minority investments in the context of venture capital, see Practice note, Venture capital investments.