stand-alone company

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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Perillon will operate as a stand-alone company under Lisam and maintain its headquarters in the Boston area.
We also made great progress in creating a strong foundation as a stand-alone company from which to drive long-term growth," said Richard F.
IPG completed its acquisition of Acxiom and now operates as a stand-alone company within IPG.
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However, WEA has con-firmed Playlists.net will continue to operate as a stand-alone company based in the North East, and will be run by founder and chief executive Kieron Donoghue.
WORD coming out of Turin is that Alfa Romeo will shortly be turned into their own stand-alone company.
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Upon completion of the transaction, X-Rite, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, will operate as a stand-alone company within Danaher's Product Identification group, which is a part of their Industrial Technology Segment.
It is expected that Synthes will dissolve Norian as a stand-alone company due to exclusion.
MRI will operate as a stand-alone company and will continue to be based in Cleveland.
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