Affiliate company

A Company that is less than 50% owned by a parent company; the parents acts as minority shareholders. More loosely, this term is sometimes used to refer to companies that are related to each other in some way. In recent years, the concept of the affiliated company has also come to be applied to businesses that are affiliated with the same industry, and choose to forge an ongoing business relationship and sharing of resources to the mutual benefit of both entities. See also subsidiary.

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