Equity Security Holder [Bankruptcy] Law and Legal Definition

An equity security holder refers to a person who holds an equity security of the debtor in a bankruptcy case. For instance, a shareholder. An equity security holder may file a proof of interest in a bankruptcy case.

A limited partners' interest in the limited partnership is an equity security. Since an equity security holder is a holder of an equity security of the debtor, a limited partner is characterized as an equity security holder. [In re Map 1978 Drilling Partnership, 95 B.R. 432, 434 (Bankr. D. Tex. 1989)].