Companies can become parent companies by many different means. The two most common ways are through (1) acquisitions of smaller companies and (2) the spinoff or creation of subsidiaries.
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parent company — a corporation or other business enterprise that owns controlling interests in one or more subsidiary companies (distinguished from holding company). [1865 70] * * * parent company noun A company that holds the majority of the shares of another… … Useful english dictionary
parent company — A company that controls subsidiaries ( subsidiary) through its ownership of voting stock, as well as runs its own business. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * parent company parent company ➔ company * * * parent company UK US noun [C] (also… … Financial and business terms
parent company — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms parent company : singular parent company plural parent companies business a company or organization that owns or controls a smaller company or organization of the same type … English dictionary
parent company — parent undertaking See holding company … Big dictionary of business and management
parent company — company which controls one or more secondary companies (secondary companies are called daughter companies) … English contemporary dictionary
parent company — /ˈpɛərənt kʌmpəni/ (say pairruhnt kumpuhnee) noun (plural parent companies) a company which controls another company or group of companies by virtue of owning enough stock to control the management of the subsidiary companies … Australian English dictionary