commercial activities

Participating preferred stock


Stock that confers the holder a right to be paid first, before common (non-preferred) stockholders in the event of a dividend or liquidation payout, and additionally the right to also participate along with the common stockholders in receiving payment on the remaining payout.

See also

Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment: An Overview

The International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) defines foreign direct investment (“FDI”) as a “cross-border investment” in which an investor that is “resident in one economy [has] control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy.” IMF, Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual 100 (6th ed. 2009).


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