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Shelf Company

Updated on Thursday 18th April 2019

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Shelf_Company_in_Georgia.jpgInvestors who want to own a business in Georgiabut who do not want to open their own company can purchase a shelf company in Georgia. This company is essentially a legal entity that has been incorporated and has all of its documents in order, but has not had any activity. Therefore, the foreign investor buying the shelf company will begin his/her own business activities in Georgia with this company.
 
Our Georgian company formation agents can make all the necessary arrangements for the purchase of a shelf company. With the help of our experts, you will begin your commercial activities in Georgia as quickly as possible; investors can request in-depth information concerning the documents that need to be signed during the purchase of a shelf company
 

The advantages of a shelf company

 
One of the main reasons why investors choose to purchase a shelf company is because all the company registration and incorporation procedures have already been completed. This saves time and business activities can be commenced right away. Another reason can be the cost of such a company, although starting prices may vary according to the type of company and the existing maintenance costs.
 
Another advantage of a shelf company is its acquired longevity. Even though it lacks commercial activities, the company has been present on the market and has had time to age. This can be an advantage if some business partners are interested in the number of years a company has been present on the market. Also, the age of the company can be an advantage for biding on contracts. The most important advantages provided by a shelf company are presented below: 
 
  • the company never had any previous business operations and it has all the necessary incorporation documents;
  • it is a suitable option for investors who want to start their business operations in Georgia as soon as possible;
  • the change of ownership can be completed in a matter of days (usually 1-2 days);
  • after the change of ownership is completed, the new investor can start his or her business activities;
  • saving time that would otherwise would be spent with the standard incorporation procedure, which takes longer compared to purchasing a Georgian ready-made company
After the change of ownership is concluded, the new owner of the company can make various changes regarding the company. For example, he or she has the right of modifying the company’s trading name. At the same time, the new owner is entitled to appoint new directors or to change the company’s business address. He or she can modify the company’s objects of activity.
 
We invite businessmen to watch a short presentation on the shelf companies in Georgia:  
 

 

What is the most suitable business form for a Georgian shelf company? 

 
A Georgian shelf company is usually incorporated as a limited liability company (LLC). This business form represents the most common way to begin a business activity in this country and this is why most of the shelf companies available for sale are registered under this business form. Our team of specialists in company registration in Georgia can assist businessmen with in-depth information on the advantages of this business structure. 
 

Why purchase a Georgian shelf company registered as an LLC? 

 
There are numerous advantages offered by the Georgian LLC, one of them being the fact that the investors benefit from a limited liability against the company’s debts. It represents a flexible structure with minimum registration requirements. Some of the main characteristics of the LLC are presented below, but investors can request for additional information from our specialists
 
  • it can be registered with a single shareholder, who can be a natural person or a legal entity;
  • it can have a single director, who does not have to comply with any residency requirements;
  • since the shelf company is registered in Georgia, the LLC will be considered a tax resident of the country and taxed accordingly;
  • the company will be liable to the corporate tax, imposed at the rate of 15%;
  • the LLC will also be charged with the value added tax (VAT), applicable at the standard rate of 18%;
  • this type of company can be used when registering in the Tbilisi Free Zone
 

Purchasing a shelf company in Georgia

 
If you have chosen to invest in Georgia and want to purchase a shelf company, our company incorporation experts in Georgia can help you search for and acquire the perfectly suitable legal entity. Our experts will make sure that the company comes with no liabilities and has no credit history. Also, we will help you with any necessary additional documents required for the transfer of ownership for the company.
 

Why invest in Georgia? 

 
Georgia provides a set of attractive characteristics that can make it a profitable business destination. Regardless if the investors prefer to open a business by starting the procedure of company formation in Georgia or by purchasing a ready-made company, the country has one of the most competitive market conditions in its region. The following represent the key assets of this jurisdiction: 
 
  • the country signed General Free Trade Agreements with several countries in its region, but also with several European countries;
  • a company registered here benefits from simplified accounting procedures;
  • companies in Georgia can benefit from an attractive tax system and simplified management procedures;
  • foreign investors can purchase properties in Georgia and they can easily apply for residence permits;
  • foreign companies operating here can obtain a full repatriation of the profits obtained through business activities developed here.  

 

Who are the main investors of Georgia? 

 
Considering that Georgia made relevant progress in the last years, improving the legal conditions for starting a business here, signing different tax treaties and being more flexible in attractive foreign investments, foreign businessmen are drawn on the local market. For example, in the second quarter of 2018, the level of foreign direct investments (FDI) reached $389.2 million, which marked an increase of 9.4% compared to the same period of 2017. 
 
Its top investors for the respective period were represented by Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In the first quarter of the same year, the top sectors for foreign investments were the financial sector, the construction sector and the manufacturing industry. Our team of specialists in company formation in Georgia can provide in-depth information on the regulations addressed to these economic activities.  
 
A shelf company in Georgia offers credibility and has creditworthiness. For more information about purchasing a shelf company and its costs, please contact our company incorporation agents in GeorgiaOur consultants may also assist with advice on the taxation scheme applicable to local businesses. 
 
 

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