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Holding Company: Advantages and Disadvantages | Accounting

In this article we will discuss about the advantages and disadvantages of holding company. The advantages of holding company are in brief: (1) A holding company is a legal personality and it is very easy to form a holding company because we simply have to purchase the controlling interest of other companies. (2) Each member […]

Holding Companies: Problems and Solutions | Accounting

Here is a compilation of top nine problems on holding companies with its relevant solutions. Problem 1 (Wholly Owned Subsidiary): Note: Investment which is made by the Holding Company in the form of shares of subsidiary company is replaced by the subsidiary company’s assets and liabilities. Problem 2 (Goodwill): The following are the Balance Sheet […]

Bonus Shares out of Pre-acquisition and Post Acquisition Profits

Issue of bonus shares by the subsidiary company increases the number of shares held by the holding company without changing the cost of investment. While preparing a consolidated balance sheet, its treatment will differ depending upon the source from where the bonus shares have been issued by the subsidiary company. Bonus Shares out of Pre-acquisition […]

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