Ready Made Shelf Companies

What is a shelf company ?

Off the shelf companies are corporate entities that have been established by a provider, who holds the company until a purchaser is found. Post transaction, the ownership of the company transfers from the provider to the third party, who then commences trading activity under the company name. The benefits of purchasing an off the shelf company includes:

  • To the time it would take to create a new corporation
  • To allow contract bidding (some jurisdictions require a fixed business age to allow this functionality)
  • To create the appearance of corporate longevity

Ready-Made companies are no longer available in Ireland, companies are incorporated which are intended for immediate commercial use.

Established companies

All our ready-made companies were incorporated then filed non trading/dormant accounts every year together with the annual returns. They are available immediately and fully inclusive of all documentation.

Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationPrivate Limited Company
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationNormal general commercial trading purposes
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationSuits the majority of requirements in Ireland
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationCan undertake any nature of business
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationCan operate anywhere in the world
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationCan undertake any nature of business
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationMembers have limited liability
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationOnly two directors required
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationSingle shareholder allowed – single member company
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationRecent changes to corporation tax make limited companies advantageous to most businesses
Online Irish Business Formations and RegistrationRegistration number immediately available

Often called ready-made or off the shelf, these are companies which have already been incorporated, but have carried on no activity whatsoever. We carry a stock of such companies. The companies are incorporated with neutral names, wide objects, standard articles, an authorised share capital of £100,000 and an issued share capital of £100. This allows you to issue shares so that one of the shareholders can have a majority controlling interest if required, or multiple shareholders.

After signatures on the official forms by the new directors and secretary in which they consent to act, and notify us of the new registered office address, the ready-made company is transferred over. As a private company, it is ready to trade immediately.

Established companies are guaranteed to be clear of any debts or liabilities. You may need an aged corporation for the following reasons:

  • Corporate image is enhanced with age
  • Building corporate credit is easier with age
  • Establishing a history for your business
  • Bidding contracts at times require a certain age to your corporation
  • Obtaining bank loans is easier when you can show you have history, the age is what matters most
  • Obtaining corporate credit cards and leases. For example, some computer companies lease only to corporations 12 months old or more

Please submit any queries using our contact form below, Prices for established companies available on asking.