holding company

  • 1holding company — see company Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. holding company …

    Law dictionary

  • 2holding company — holding companies N COUNT A holding company is a company that has enough shares in one or more other companies to be able to control the other companies. [BUSINESS] ...a Montreal based holding company with interests in telecommunications, gas and …

    English dictionary

  • 3holding company — n. (Finance) A company that controls other independently incorporated companies by ownership of most or all of their stock, but does not directly control the daily operations of those companies. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4holding company — holding ,company noun count a company that owns the majority of the SHARES in another company …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5Holding Company — Holding Company, auch Holder genannt, eine in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ausgebildete eigenartige Form der Handelsgesellschaft, deren Zweck darin besteht, eine Interessengemeinschaft zwischen mehreren in Wettbewerb stehenden… …

    Enzyklopädie des Eisenbahnwesens

  • 6holding company — holding .company n a company that completely or partly owns other companies, as well as doing business itself …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7holding company — ☆ holding company n. a corporation organized to hold bonds or stocks of other corporations, which it usually controls …

    English World dictionary

  • 8Holding company — A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. It usually refers to a company which does not produce goods or services itself, rather its only purpose is owning shares of other companies.… …

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  • 9holding company — Finance. a company that controls other companies through stock ownership but that usually does not engage directly in their productive operations (distinguished from parent company). [1905 10] * * * Corporation that owns enough voting stock in… …

    Universalium

  • 10holding company — A company that usually confines its activities to owning stock in, and supervising management of, other companies. A holding company usually owns a controlling interest in the companies whose stock it holds. In order for a corporation to gain the …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11holding company — A company that usually confines its activities to owning stock in, and supervising management of, other companies. A holding company usually owns a controlling interest in the companies whose stock it holds. In order for a corporation to gain the …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12holding company — A corporation that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its Board of Directors. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary A company which controls one or more subsidiary companies in which… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13Holding company — A corporation that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * holding company holding company ➔ company * * *    A… …

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  • 14holding company — noun a company with controlling shares in other companies • Hypernyms: ↑company • Hyponyms: ↑bank holding company * * * noun, pl ⋯ ies [count] business : a company whose main business is owning more than half of another company s stock * * *… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15holding company — A corporation that controls one or more *subsidiary organizations. Control can be effected through either a majority of *common stock voting rights or through dominance influence on a subsidiary’s management or operating policies. Holding… …

    Auditor's dictionary

  • 16Holding company —   A company that confines its activities to owning stock in and supervising management of other companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission, as administrator of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, defines a holding company as a… …

    Energy terms

  • 17holding company — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms holding company : singular holding company plural holding companies business a company that owns the majority of the shares in another company …

    English dictionary

  • 18Holding Company — A parent corporation that owns enough voting stock in another corporation to control its board of directors (and, therefore, controls its policies and management). A holding company must own at least 80% of voting stock to get tax consolidation… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 19holding company — company that controls other businesses …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20holding company — noun Date: 1906 a company whose primary business is holding a controlling interest in the securities of other companies compare investment company …

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