What is a subsidiary?

What is a parent company? What is the difference between a subsidiary and a parent company?


A subsidiary company is one that represents a portion of a parent company. A parent company, or holding company, is one that has controlling interest (over 50% of the shares) in its subsidiaries to maintain decision-making capabilities. Nexis Uni is one database helpful in determining parent and subsidiary companies.

  • Last Updated Jan 05, 2021
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  • Answered By Mary Snyder (she/her)

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