- Holding company
- A corporation that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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* * *A company that controls one or more other companies, often by having a majority of the shares in each subsidiary. A holding company often has control over areas such as marketing and financial management, but not investment.
* * *holding company UK US 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.
Financial and business terms. 2012.