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Ownership Structure

What is ownership structure?

Ownership structure is how people or organizations hold shares in a company.

A company’s ownership structure looks at who owns the respective company. Those with private structures can control who buys and sells shares. Companies with public ownership can have public investors buy and sell shares on the open market.

Ownership structure can impact how companies make decisions. Those with concentrated ownerships have strong control over decision-making, while companies with less-concentrated ownership can give more power to minority shareholders.