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Definition of

cross holdings

Stockholding & Investments

reciprocal stockholdings designed to combat takeovers a situation in which two companies own stock in each other in order to stop either from being taken over

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Definitions of ’cross holdings’ and meaning of ’cross holdings’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’cross holdings’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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