I am currently managing a lawsuit against a private company, let's call it "X". It's an Israeli company. I need to prove to the court that company X is actually a subsidiary of company Y, which is a public company in the United States. (It's a tech giant actually.)

Is there some kind of report for a public company that would show me that company Y holds shares of company X? Is this information that a public company must disclose, and if so what would that document be called? (I already looked at a bunch of important-looking reports of company Y and couldn't find a mention of company X, but I may have been looking at the wrong ones.)


A public company in the US must disclose subsidiaries. From an SEC FAQ:

  1. Where can I find a list of a company’s subsidiaries?

A list of subsidiaries must be disclosed to the SEC as Exhibit 21 to registration statements filed on Forms S-1, S-4, S-11, F-1, F-4, 10, and the annual report filed on Form 10-K.


You can get these filings from the SEC through the EDGAR tool: http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html

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