investment company

noun

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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Last year Vivendi bought a controlling stake in Havas, a portfolio of advertising agencies, from Mr. Bolloré’s investment company just as a downturn plunged the ad industry into crisis. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "Vivendi Rides Spotify’s Coattails," 16 Nov. 2018 Musk has pointed to SpaceX, which has sold shares to the investment company Fidelity. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "There’s a big problem with Elon Musk’s plan to take Tesla private," 9 Aug. 2018 The buyer was a venture of Hines and German investment company Universal Investment, which purchased the property on behalf of Bayerische Versogungskammer, a German pension fund. Shefali Anand, WSJ, "Commercial Property in France Enjoys the Macron Effect," 2 July 2018 Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is seeking to recover $4.5 billion of funds potentially lost through the state investment company. Ranjeetha Pakiam, Bloomberg.com, "Najib Says Freezing of 1MDB-Linked Bank Accounts Unreasonable," 30 June 2018 Another $70 million stake went to a state investment company controlled by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times, "Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend," 13 June 2018 The region’s ride-hailing market is forecast to grow to $13.1 billion by 2025 from $2.5 billion in 2015, according to a report by Google and Singapore state-investment company Temasek Holdings Pte. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "Hot on the Wheels of Grab, Go-Jek Rides Further Into Southeast Asia," 24 May 2018 While Molzan is no longer associated with Ruggle Green, which was snatched up by a North Carolina investment company, he's rumored to be involved in this forthcoming project. Darla Guillen, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurants and bars that recently closed," 16 Feb. 2018 Investors in the program in the past two years include Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, entrepreneurs Bruce Lunsford and James Patterson, influential Louisville attorney Ed Glasscock and Anchorage investment company owner Neil Ramsey. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "Lawmakers move to sweeten program that helped Bevin get investors for company he co-owns," 28 Mar. 2018

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circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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