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A parent company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors; the second company being deemed as a subsidiary of the parent company. The definition of a parent company differs by jurisdiction, with the definition normally being defined by way of laws dealing with companies in that jurisdiction.
"Going public" through a process known as an initial public offering (IPO) means that part of the business will be owned by members of the public. This requires the organization as a distinct entity, to disclose information to the public, and adhering to a tighter set of laws and procedures. Most public entities are corporations that have sold shares, but increasingly there are also public LLC's that sell units (sometimes also called shares), and other more exotic entities as well, such as, for example, real estate investment trusts in the USA, and unit trusts in the UK. A general partnership cannot "go public".

Companies are also sometimes distinguished for legal and regulatory purposes between public companies and private companies. Public companies are companies whose shares can be publicly traded, often (although not always) on a stock exchange which imposes listing requirements/Listing Rules as to the issued shares, the trading of shares and future issue of shares to help bolster the reputation of the exchange or particular market of an exchange. Private companies do not have publicly traded shares, and often contain restrictions on transfers of shares. In some jurisdictions, private companies have maximum numbers of shareholders.

To earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points on purchases made with participating partners with the Velocity Daily Program, you must (1) enrol an eligible Australian Visa card in accordance with the instructions on the Velocity Daily website in the Velocity Daily Program; (2) use your enrolled Visa card to pay for your purchase at participating partners in store; and (3) select CREDIT or the payWave function when you complete your purchase in store (Eligible Transaction). Purchases made using an eligible card before your card is activated or purchases made using CHEQUE or SAVINGS will not earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points. An eligible Australian Visa card is an active Visa Debit, Credit or Pre-paid card which has been issued in Australia. Visa-branded Gift cards or cards that have expired, have been cancelled or are otherwise invalid, are excluded from this program. You can enrol a maximum of five eligible cards. If a transaction is refunded or reversed within 30 days of the purchase, you will not earn Points on that transaction. If a transaction is partially refunded or reversed within 30 days of the date of the purchase, you will only receive Velocity Points for the portion of the transaction not refunded or reversed. Velocity Frequent Flyer Points will be allocated to your account on Eligible Transactions approximately 40 days after the date of purchase. The Points you have earned and are displayed as available may take up to 40 days to appear in your Velocity Frequent Flyer My Account. To find out how many points you will earn on eligible purchases, see our participating partners for more details. The Velocity Daily trial will commence on 3 April 2018 and is expected to continue until 30 June 2018. The trial period may be extended, delayed or suspended by us at any time without further notice to you.
The Benefits Calculator does not currently calculate benefit entitlement for students, although we are aiming for this to be included in the future. This is because special rules apply and the results provided will not be accurate if you continue with the calculation. This includes students who are full time or part time, or in further, higher, advanced or non advanced education.
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