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Stand-Alone Company

A company that is not a subsidiary of another company. A subsidiary is sometimes spun off and becomes a stand-alone company because it may have higher profit potential as an independent entity.

stand-alone company

An independent operating firm. For example, a large diversified firm may consider spinning off a subsidiary because, as a stand-alone company, the subsidiary would command a higher price-earnings ratio than the parent.
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BR) may be planning to continue as a stand alone company after its shareholders voted against its merger with France-based BNP Paribas (BNPP.
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