investment company


Definition of investment company

: a company whose primary business is holding securities of other companies purely for investment purposes — compare holding company

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Birmingham healthcare real estate investment company The Sanders Trust is announcing a new project in Iowa. William Thornton |, al, "Sanders Trust building $23 million Iowa rehab hospital," 21 Aug. 2019 The reform makes analogous enhancements to small-business investment companies (SBICs) as well, expanding the pool of private venture capital for advanced manufacturing. Samuel Hammond, National Review, "How Congress Can Address America’s Startup Shortage," 12 Aug. 2019 Ramsey, the owner of an investment company, lives next door. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "Property tax appeals board gets a better look at Gov. Matt Bevin's mansion this time," 31 July 2019 More than $1 billion has been raised since the company was founded in 2004, initially from Branson, with an Abu Dhabi investment company taking a stake in 2010. Bloomberg,, "Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space-tourism venture is going public," 9 July 2019 Mubadala, a high-technology investment company from the United Arab Emirates and the tournament’s chief sponsor, has another year left on its contract. Bruce Jenkins,, "Zheng Saisi, faring better than the event, wins San Jose tennis tournament," 4 Aug. 2019 In 1986, Billie Dean Brown, a partner at a real-estate investment company called Adams Creek Associates, had bought Shade’s waterfront plot sight unseen to divide and sell. Lizzie Presser, ProPublica, "The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.," 15 July 2019 According to the China Biodiversity Conservation group, the government as of 2016 had issued 10 licenses to facilities to breed pangolins, ranging from rescue centers to investment companies. Paul Hilton, National Geographic, "Poaching is sending the shy, elusive pangolin to its doom," 17 June 2019 In all, the investment company raised $2.5 million and this year shareholders will actually see a return on their investment. Mike Bianchi,, "Danica Patrick Indy 500 farewell may be coming-out party for Spencer Pigot, her Orlando teammate," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of investment company

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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