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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The lead investor is WndrCo, which is a holding and investment company started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Sujay Jaswa and Ann Daly. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Nobody trusts Facebook anymore. Here’s one way it could change that.," 15 Oct. 2018 The billionaire’s private investment company, Consolidated Press Holdings, owns about 47 percent of Crown Resorts. Angus Whitley,, "Billionaire Packer Quits Crown Amid Mental Health Issues," 20 Mar. 2018 In addition, a report released earlier this year by Betterment, a New York investment company, found that 67% of American workers who have temp jobs are doing so for financial reasons: To pay off debt, save for big purchases and to just get by. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Uber driver: There's no relief from Michigan gas prices," 24 May 2018 Middle River Power is based in Illinois and is an investment company that buys power plants. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Coal miners rally at the state Capitol in bid to save Navajo Generating Station," 6 June 2018 Co-founder Ge Li and investors including Ally Bridge Group, Chinese fund manager Hillhouse Capital, and Singaporean state-investment company Temasek Holdings Pte. took WuXi PharmaTech private for $3.3 billion in 2015. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Chinese Drug Researcher Kicks Off $1 Billion Hong Kong Listing," 28 Nov. 2018 Two investment companies that had been negotiating a purchase of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) outside of Page, Arizona, have decided to end talks without purchasing the coal plant. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Potential buyers for largest coal plant in the Western US back out," 21 Sep. 2018 In 2014, Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the largest investment companies in the world, warned US companies to slow it down on buybacks and dividends. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Stock buybacks, explained," 2 Aug. 2018 The commercial real estate investment company posted revenue of $145.6 million in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Fox News, "Gramercy Property Trust: 2Q Earnings Snapshot," 30 July 2018

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circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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