Meaning of “holding company” in the English Dictionary

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"holding company" in British English

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holding companynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhəʊl.dɪŋ ˌkʌm.pə.ni/ us /ˈhoʊl.dɪŋ ˌkʌm.pə.ni/

(Definition of “holding company” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"holding company" in Business English

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holding companynoun [ C ]

uk us

FINANCE a company that owns large parts of other companies. Some holding companies have business activities themselves and others do not:

Grupo Torras was the holding company of a large group of companies carrying out a variety of businesses in Spain.

(Definition of “holding company” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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