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holding company

noun [C]
 
 
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. →  Compare parent company
Translations of “holding company”
in Chinese (Traditional) 控股公司…
in Chinese (Simplified) 控股公司…
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