operating unit

Operating Unit

A subsidiary that engages in business with other parties. That is, an operating unit has its own assets and liabilities and functions as if it were an independent company; the only difference is that it is owned by another company. An operating unit is useful for the profit it can produce. It contrasts with a nonoperating unit.
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operating unit

A type of operating company that engages in transactions with outsiders and that is owned by another business. For example, in 1995 the stockholders of Capital Cities/ABC approved a $19 billion merger with the Walt Disney Company, whereupon Capital Cities/ABC became an operating unit of Disney. A decade earlier Capital Cities had acquired ABC. Compare nonoperating unit.
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Spice Money received an in-principle approval to set-up as a Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) under the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 in May 2016.
Most recently, Woelk was head of global operations for Mahle Group's Thermal Management operating unit, which is considered the world's leading OEM for refrigeration and climate systems for vehicles, engines and transmissions.
The BBPS will have two components, the Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit (BBPCU) and the Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU).
Any company registered under the Companies Act (1956) with a minimum net worth of Rs 100 crore and one-year experience of bill collection and transaction processing can seek approval from the RBI to become an operating unit.
Vice President, External Supply Operating Unit, Pfizer Global Supply (PGS)
Operating unit revenues increased 6.0 percent from second quarter 2011, on a combined basis.

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