holding company


: a company whose primary business is holding a controlling interest in the securities of other companies compare investment company

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The family’s holding company, Concordia, is planning to file a tender offer for Rothschild & Co’s shares at €48 apiece, a premium of 19 percent over the closing price on Friday, according to a statement Monday. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Feb. 2023 However, in a letter to the judge, prosecutors alleged that Bankman-Fried had attempted to contact former employees of FTX and its holding company, Alameda, through email and the encrypted messaging app Signal. Justin Klawans, The Week, 28 Jan. 2023 Chinese regulators forced Ant to register as a financial holding company and to separate its payment app from its financial services. Claire Fu, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2023 Senator Elizabeth Warren last year urged the Fed to revoke Wells Fargo’s status as a financial holding company and require it to separate its traditional banking activities from nonbanking activities. Allison Morrow, CNN, 20 Dec. 2022 Ant will ultimately become a financial holding company overseen by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). Zennon Kapron, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The authorities halted Ant’s $34 billion-plus IPO in 2020 at the 11th hour and are forcing the technology firm to reorganize as a financial holding company regulated by China’s central bank. James Freeman, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Triumph Bancorp is a financial holding company with $442 million in annual revenue and business units spanning insurance to backoffice technology. Dallas News, 19 Apr. 2022 The disgraced founder of FTX had a 90% stake in Emergent Fidelity Technologies, and Wong owned 10% of the holding company. Ben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 9 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of holding company was in 1906

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“Holding company.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holding%20company. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

holding company

see company

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