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Shelf Companies in Belgium

Updated on Thursday 14th December 2017

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A shelf company in Belgium is a company that has already been incorporated but has been left dormant. This type of company offers certain advantages and is suited especially for foreign investors who are looking for a quick option to open a Belgian company.
Our company registration experts in Belgium can help you purchase a Belgian shelf company and make all the necessary business arrangements to begin your business activities as soon as possible.

The particularities of a shelf company in Belgium

A shelf company, also known as a ready-made company, is a business entity that has never engaged in business activities although its documents are in order and the company is fully incorporated. This is an important advantage: the company has clean records and longevity and it can attract investors and customers.
The most important advantage of a Belgian ready-made company is that the new business owner will save the time needed to register the company and conclude all the company documents, including the Articles of Association. Although some formalities will still need to take place after the shelf company has entered into your possession, our company registration specialists in Belgium can help you throughout the company purchase phase.

Acquiring a Belgian shelf company

If you want to buy a shelf company our experts are able to assist you so that you can make sure that the purchase is legitimate. A shelf company will typically include the Articles of Association for that corporation, will have a registered VAT number and Incorporation Certificate. One of the most common types of shelf companies in Belgium is the private limited liability company.

Advantages of a shelf company in Belgium

Acquiring a shelf company in Belgium presents numerous advantages, among which our Belgian company formation advisors would like to mention:
No registration time required;
Ability to transfer very quickly the shelf company to the investor;
Possibility to enter into new business relationships much quicker than if choosing to incorporate a new legal entity;
Ability to start doing business immediately;
Ability to easier obtain bank loans, since the company is already established, has no debts and has no payment incidents.
Our company formation agents in Belgium can assist you to buy a shelf company with a clean debt history and has not registered any bad payments since its incorporation. We attentively effectuate the company due diligence procedure, which is crucial when acquiring an already made business in Belgium
With the help of our experienced professionals, you will have the opportunity to effectuate a safe investment and be able to continue the business activities of the company in a profitable manner. 
If you would like to know more about other business opportunities in Belgium for foreign investors, like opening a branch or a subsidiary, our experts can help.
For more information about shelf companies and how to open a Belgian company you can contact our company registration consultants in Belgium


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