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Parent company

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A parent company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another company to control the management and operation by changing or electing its board of directors. Companies that are under this management are called subsidiaries of the parent company.[1]

Sometimes, a company intended to be a pure holding company identifies itself as such by adding "Holding" or "Holdings" to its name.[2]

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  1. "Definition of HOLDING COMPANY". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  2. "Retired Brands Bring Dollars and Memories-Advertising". The New York Times. December 8, 2010. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021. owns a company called Brands USA Holdings