Keiretsu

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Keiretsu'

A Japanese term describing a loose conglomeration of firms sharing one or more common denominators. The companies don't necessarily need to own equity in each other.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Keiretsu'

This term has been in the news every now and then, especially when they talk about Silicon Valley. One example would be the close relationship between AOL and Sun Micro. The two firms don't have ownership in each other, but they work closely on various projects.
RELATED TERMS
  1. Chaebol Structure

    A business conglomerate structure that originated in South Korea ...
  2. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to ...
  3. Partnership

    A business organization in which two or more individuals manage ...
  4. Strategic Alliance

    An arrangement between two companies that have decided to share ...
  5. Silicon Valley

    A part of the San Francisco Bay Area that is known for the many ...
  6. Kaizen

    A philosophy that sees improvement in productivity as a gradual ...
Related Articles
  1. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Dragons, Samurai Warriors And Sushi On Wall Street

    From samurai to sushi, there's no denying the East Asian influence on investing terminology.
  2. Insurance

    Understanding Japanese Keiretsu

    The structure of major companies in Japan is steeped in tradition and relationships.
  3. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
    Professionals

    What is a SWOT Analysis?

    SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. SWOT analysis is a management tool used to identify strategies for success. It may be used to guide individual thinking, group ...
  4. If you flown in an airplane, shopped for food or sat comfortably in a hot climate, you've probably used a United Technologies product.
    Stock Analysis

    A United Technologies Product: Always Closeby

    If you flown in an airplane, shopped for food or sat comfortably in a hot climate, you've probably used a United Technologies product.
  5. Warren Buffett
    Stock Analysis

    How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t turn gargantuan profits.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  7. Personal Finance

    4 People You Never Knew Made Millions From Facebook

    When Facebook went public, these people cashed in.
  8. Fundamental Analysis

    Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which side of the deal you're on.
  9. As one of the world’s most reputable companies, one of its most profitable, and one of its largest, Disney continues to seek new opportunities in its ninth decade of existence.
    Investing News

    This Company Is No Mickey Mouse Operation

    With its famous history that's become part of popular culture, and the instantly recognizable silhouette in its logo, The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson ...
  10. Chart Advisor

    This ETF Will Deliver Upside With Downside Protection

    With markets near all-time highs as naysayers warn of a coming correction, how can you stick around for more gains and still limit downside risk? The answer could be industrials.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Santa Claus Rally

    A surge in the price of stocks that often occurs in the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. There are numerous explanations ...
  2. Commodity

    1. A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type. Commodities are most often ...
  3. Deferred Revenue

    Advance payments or unearned revenue, recorded on the recipient's balance sheet as a liability, until the services have been ...
  4. Multinational Corporation - MNC

    A corporation that has its facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country. Such companies ...
  5. SWOT Analysis

    A tool that identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of an organization. Specifically, SWOT is a basic, ...
  6. Simple Interest

    A quick method of calculating the interest charge on a loan. Simple interest is determined by multiplying the interest rate ...
Trading Center