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holding company in Finance topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishholding companyˈholding ˌcompany noun [countable]  BFa company that completely or partly owns other companies, as well as doing business itself
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holding companyFirst City Bancorp., bank holding company, Houston, $ 66,925.Wells Fargo is the eighth-largest bank holding company in the United States with 2,110 branches in 11 Western states.Jackson Stephens family, holding company and oil, Little Rock, Ark., $ 53,600.The shares of First Federal owned by its mutual holding company were canceled.These will be a regulatory authority, infrastructure company, operations holding company and an equipment company.The holding company in turn owns 51 percent of Fokker, with the public holding the remaining 49 percent.