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Company Formation Slovenia



Shelf Companies in Slovenia

Updated on Tuesday 19th May 2020

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Shelf companies are one and the same with the so-called ready-made companies. These shelf companies in Slovenia are businesses that have already been incorporated, and which, for this very reason, represent a very attractive option for foreign investors, due to the fact that through them, the businessmen will be able to start their business operations much faster, as the incorporation procedure is no longer needed. 
Besides the above mentioned advantage, one of the main reasons for opening a company in Slovenia through a ready-made company is given by the fact that the company enjoys business maturity and the investors can benefit from increased credibility on the local or international markets as well as in the negotiations with a bank when applying for a loan. 
shelf company in Slovenia allows any investor to begin the commercial activity immediately (once the transfer of ownership is concluded), with a minimum level of bureaucracy. Our team of specialists in company formation in Slovenia can guide businessmen in the acquisition of a shelf company in this country. 

Why choose a shelf company in Slovenia?

Purchasing a shelf company is a way to skip the process of company registration in Slovenia. Moreover, thanks to the age of the newly purchased shelf company, the investor can benefit from its name and successful history. The acquisition of a shelf company older than 6 months is also a way to obtain a work or residence permit in SloveniaOur team of consultants in company formation in Slovenia can provide in-depth assistance on the main procedures imposed by the local authorities when applying for a residence permit in this country. 
As a general rule, most of the Slovenian shelf companies that are available for sale have an age which ranges between one to three months and most of such companies are registered as limited liability companies. Another popular business form available for a shelf company is the joint stock company and it is important to know that the company’s capital in the case of a ready-made business is generally lower.
This is due to the fact that the previous owner is entitled to take back the company’s minimum share capital and this can result in the fact that the new owner may be required to provide the respective capital in order to start the business operations, in accordance with the business form under which the ready-made company was registered (for example, in the case of shelf company set up as a limited liability company, the minimum share capital has to be of EUR 7,500, but companies available for sale can have a capital of EUR 550 – EUR 1,800). 
When purchasing a Slovenian shelf company, the investors will also obtain an usable corporate bank account and advantageous credit options. If well chosen, a ready-made company can have a positive impact on creating a corporate image. This is why we strongly recommend investors, especially foreigners, to work with one of our  specialists in company formation in Slovenia, who can assist you in all the legal aspects of the shelf company acquisition. Our team can also help you invest in Slovenia by opening a new company in this country.

What are the main procedures for purchasing a Slovenian shelf company? 

A central step in the purchasing of a shelf company is researching the available options and choosing the most suitable company. In the case of investors who have never purchased a shelf company before we strongly recommend to receive advice from our team of consultants in Slovenian company formation, who will explain the main aspects that should concern in this case: 
  • choosing the legal structure of the enterprise from the available types of companies (sole proprietor – S.P. Samostoni Podjetnik, limited liability company - D.O.O Druzba z Omejeno Odgovornostjo, joint stock company – D.D. Delniska druzba or branch – Podruznica); 
  • the line of the business (the type of the provided products or services);
  • the age of the company (investors can choose from shelf companies set up as start-ups or mature companies);
  • further on, the acquisition procedure implies the transfer of ownership, which will need the expertise of a Slovenian company formation specialist in order to legally perform the operation. 


Are there any other advantages of a Slovenian shelf company? 

Yes, businessmen can benefit from additional advantages than the ones mentioned in this article up until now. For example, although the company has already been incorporated, at the moment of the purchase, the investors will not have to pay any debts that might be associated with the respective company
Furthermore, the investors will have the possibility of changing the company’s trading name, if the one under which the legal entity was registered does not reflect in the most suitable manner the activities that will be developed by the new owners.  The investors will also be able to change the company’s business address and appoint new directors
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in purchasing a shelf company in Slovenia. Our company formation experts in Slovenia can offer professional counseling and assistance on the transfer of property rights and other aspects that are involved in the acquisition of a ready-made company.

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Call us now at +386 8 2055 950 to set up an appointment with our company formation consultants in Slovenia. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Slovenia.

As our  client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local experts and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Slovenia.


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