POSTED BY November 6, 2012 5:38 pm COMMENTS (2)ON
I would like to understand the concept of holding company. By Definition, Holding company is a company with controlling shares in other companies. For eg. United Breweries Holding is a holding company for United Breweries.
So, how does it work out when someone buys shares in United Breweries Holding vs United Breweries? I understand that there could be the case the holding company may have many subsidiaries(if that is the right term to use) under it. Could there be a case where a holding company has only one controlling company under it?
When someone wants to invest, does it make sense to buy in holiding company or the controlled company?