parent company

Dictionary of Accounting Terms for: parent company
parent company
  1. owner of a subsidiary company. See also consolidation.
  2. holding companythat is not engaged in a trade or business.
Dictionary of Business Terms for: parent company
parent company

company that owns or controls subsidiaries through the ownership of voting stock. Aparent company is usually an operating company in its own right. Where it has no business of its own, the term holding company is often preferred.

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms for: parent company
parent company

company that owns or controls subsidiaries through the ownership of voting stock. Aparent company is usually an operating company in its own right; where it has no business of its own, the term holding company is often preferred.

Dictionary of Insurance Terms for: parent company
parent company

insurer in a group of companies that act as subsidiaries.

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