Does anyone know why a group of companies, operating under the same logo and the same stock ticker but fulfilling different business activities would charge each other full industry fees?
For example, the group in question has a HR company and a logistics company. The logistics company outsources its HR needs to the HR company. The HR company then turns around and charges the logistics company full fees for its services. The logistics company sometimes uses external HR companies because the fees quoted by the internal HR company are too high.
What is the point of keeping these businesses separate if they are all the same company? Isn't the point of having many companies in a group to leverage the synergies they can offer one another and in consequence reduce overall costs?