Define: Subsidiary Company

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Definition: Subsidiary Company

Quick Summary of Subsidiary Company

Company in a group which is controlled by another (the parent company). Sometimes called subsidiary undertaking.

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The Subsidiary company now receive a preferential treatment when it come to subcontract work.
As a result of the changes, our subsidiary companies will now have alot more autonomy.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Subsidiary Company are sourced/syndicated from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.