holding company

noun

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

Examples of holding company in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tech scion David Ellison has reached a preliminary deal to buy the Redstone family holding company National Amusements Inc., which would give his Skydance Media control over Paramount Global, according to three people close the situation who were not authorized to comment. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 Exor is the holding company for the Agnelli family, which founded Italian automaker Fiat. Will Daniel, Fortune Europe, 26 June 2024 As a holding company, Southern ITS International actively seeks opportunities to acquire stakes in both public and private companies that complement our current operations. Miami Herald, 18 June 2024 Meanwhile, the holding company earned £73 million the year Bohemian Rhapsody came out. Marina Watts, Peoplemag, 22 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for holding company 

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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 16 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

holding company

see company

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