direct investment

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1. An investment which is sufficiently large to affect a company's subsequent decisions. This is sometimes a majority ownership, but sometimes it's just a significant minority ownership.
2. An investment through a DRIP or DPP.

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We would do a direct investment with them and not waste any time beating around the bush and seeing what else we could do.

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Because of the new stockholder's direct investment, the operation schedule for the factory quarter was sped up dramatically, to our benefit.

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They had made a direct investment, and the move paid off massively over the next several years, with analysts that had been skeptical were now singing their praises.

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