investment company


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The conference mainly saw Williams promoting her investment company, Serena Ventures. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2022 Singapore state investment company Temasek led the latest round. Dawn Lim, WSJ, 27 July 2021 While the average nest egg among Fidelity’s accounts lost 23% in 2022, Gen Z workers born between 1997 and 2012 posted a gain of 14%, the investment company and retirement plan provider said. Oyin Adedoyin, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2023 Bieber sold his catalog to Hipgnosis, the music rights investment company announced Tuesday. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 24 Jan. 2023 In 2021, the nearly 2,000-square-foot restaurant lease at 235 rue Saint-Honoré was acquired by a private investment company that began buying neighboring addresses the previous year. Amy Verner, Vogue, 30 Jan. 2023 United Growth, a retail investment company based in San Rafael, Calif., purchased the shopping center in April of last year. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 5 Dec. 2022 Buyer BDP Holdings is a real estate investment company with over $6.5 billion in investments in more than 30 states. Dallas News, 15 Nov. 2022 The alliance has been working with Gorman and Co. Inc., a Wisconsin development and investment company, to convert Sunset Terrace from public housing to a Section 8 housing-choice voucher program. Tess Vrbin, Arkansas Online, 17 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of investment company was circa 1917

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“Investment company.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

investment company

see company

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