Foreign investors who want to start a business in Moldova have several choices when it comes to registering companies. However, there is also the option of buying a ready-made company which enables one to bypass the entire company formation procedure by completing a few formalities with the Companies Register in Moldova and having a registered company at their disposal.
Below, we present to you the main steps for buying a shelf company in Moldova. With the help of our company registration agents in Moldova you can start a business here by registering a new entity of purchasing an existing one.
The shelf company is an already-registered entity which has been kept on a shelf with or with no activity for the purpose of being sold. Shelf companies in Moldova are available for those seeking to start a business as soon as possible.
Those who want to set up a company in Moldova must respect the requirements of the Company Law. Under this law, any local or foreign businessperson can start a company as long as the chosen entity is registered with the Companies House. Shelf companies meet the registration requirements imposed by the Moldavian law, among which:
Before buying a shelf company in Moldova, it is good to verify it with. Our company formation specialists in Moldova can help you acquire such companies and can also assist in making the necessary changes in order for you to start your activities as soon as possible.
Once the investor has decided on a shelf company, he or she should first have it verified. If the company is OK, one can go ahead with the purchase by signing a sale-purchase agreement through which the shares in the company are sold. Once bought, the new owner must make various amendments. While some changes are mandatory, others are optional. For example, the new shareholder does not need to change the trade name of the Moldavian shelf company, or the registered address. On the other hand, the following changes will need to be made:
Buying a shelf company in Moldova does not take long, as the procedure can be completed in a few hours. However, it is also good to know that those who want to open a company in Moldova can register a new entity in a few days, the time necessary to make the amendments in the purchased company. Once all the amendments to the company were made, it can also apply for EORI registration in Moldova, depending on the activities the owners plan on completing.
Without a doubt, a shelf company has many advantages, especially when the selected type of company is a limited liability company. Among the reasons why investor purchase ready-made companies in Moldova are:
As mentioned above, shelf companies are often the choice of those who are in a hurry to start a business and our company formation consultants in Moldova are at your disposal with complete information and solutions about starting a company in this country.
Shelf companies come with Moldova VAT numbers.
Moldova has become quite appealing to European and non-European investors thanks to the low corporate tax rate of 12%. Also, the country’s double taxation treaties network is quite extensive.
According to the Moldavian Investment Agency:
No matter if you want to open a company in Moldova by buying a shelf company or registering a new one, please contact us if you need help.