Affiliated entity

An affiliated entity is an organization that directly or indirectly controls another entity, or is directly or indirectly controlled by another entity, or which is under common control alongside another entity. Thus, an affiliated entity could be a parent company or a subsidiary company. The concept of control is considered to imply that one has the ability to alter the direction of management policies. Such control is usually associated with the number of voting shares held, but control could also be associated with the terms of a contract.