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22:53 Feb 23, 2006
Portuguese to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Accounting / software
Portuguese term or phrase:Empresa Paticipada / Empresa Participante
% de participação que a Empresa Participante possui na Empresa Participada
affiliate (or subsidiary) / parent company (or holding company)
Explanation: Depends upon the "participante's" exact percentage of ownership.
These definitions from explain it well:
Parent company: A company that owns or controls subsidiaries by buying up all or the majority of their shares. A company has a controlling interest in another when it has acquired over 50% of its issued shares which have voting rights. Where a parent company does not operate in its own right, it is called a holding company. www.payontime.co.uk/collect/collect_glossary_p.html
Subsidiary: A company is the subsidiary of a second company if it the second company’s ownership stake in it is over 50 percent, or if the second company indirectly controls it through a hierarchical series of one or more intermediary companies, each of which is a subsidiary to another through an ownership stake of greater than 50 percent. www.crtc.gc.ca/dcs/eng/glossary.htm