Define: Ultimate Holding Company

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Definition: Ultimate Holding Company


Quick Summary of Ultimate Holding Company


A company that is the holding company of a group in which some of the subsidiary companies are themselves immediate holding companies of their own groups.



What is the dictionary definition of Ultimate Holding Company?

Dictionary Definition


The Ultimate Holding Company (also know as ultimate parent company) is a company that is the holding company of a group in which some of the subsidiary companies are themselves immediate holding companies of their own groups.


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Full Definition of Ultimate Holding Company


An ultimate holding company has ultimate or overall control of the new company. In essence, one company controls another. An ultimate holding company can have any number of subsidiaries but cannot itself be a subsidiary.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Ultimate Holding Company are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 6th May 2019.