Definition of holding company in English:

holding company

Syllabification: hold·ing com·pa·ny

noun

  • A company created to buy and possess the shares of other companies, which it then controls.
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    • Most public companies have a holding company and subsidiaries.
    • The holding company now owns a controlling interest in the bank.
    • A joint holding company will be created to ensure the brands keep trading side by side for at least three years.

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