Securities acquired by companies rather than individual investors. These investments allow a corporation to attain higher growth rates as compared to storing all of its funds in cash. Intercorporate investment can also be used for strategies such as forming a joint venture or acquisitions. Firms purchase securities from banks, other corporations, and governments to take advantage of the returns from these securities. Marketable securities that can be readily be exchanged for cash including stocks and notes are normally preferred intercorporate investment.