Information Required to Purchase a Shelf Company



You will require the following information at hand

Shareholders Details

Where shareholders are individuals

  • Full name(s) and surname
  • Full residential or business or postal address
  • How many shares they own in the company

Shareholders Details

Where shareholder is a corporate

  • Company name
  • Company number
  • Company address
  • Company representatives full name(s) and surname
  • How many shares the corporate owns in the company

Directors Details

  • Full name(s) and surname
  • National identity number or passport number
  • National
  • Full residential or business and postal address

Company Secretary’s Details

Not compulsory

  • Full name(s) and surname
  • National identity number or passport number
  • National
  • Full residential or business and postal address

Company Addresses

These are the official addresses. The Companies Registry and ZIMRA will use these addresses to deliver all statutory company mail and it will be displayed on public record. The addresses include:

  • Physical address
  • Postal address
  • Email address

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a shareholder?

This is the name given to anyone who owns ‘shares’ in a company. As a shareholder, you own part of a company in relation to the proportion of shares you hold. A company can have just one shareholder or many shareholders. Each one is entitled to receive a portion of profits in relation to the number and value of their shares.

Can anyone be shareholder?

Yes, any person or corporate body (company, firm, organisation etc.) can be a shareholder of a Private Limited Company.

Are directors also shareholders?

Directors do not have to be shareholders. Their role is to run the company, so there is no requirement to also be an owner if they do not wish to be; however, if existing shareholders do want to offer shares to the directors, this is perfectly acceptable and fairly common.

How many shareholders does a company need?

Companies must have at least one shareholder who can be a corporate or an indiviual and can be of any age.

How many directors should a company have?

Every Private Limited Companies must have at least two directors who must be a natural person and above the legal age of 16 years.

What are directors role?

Directors are appointed by the owners of a company (shareholders or guarantors) to ‘direct’ the day-to-day activities of the company on their behalf. They are responsible for ensuring the smooth running and management of a company by adhering to all legal and contractual requirements, and making the company successful and profitable.

What is a company secretary?

This is an optional role for private companies, so you do not have to appoint a secretary if you do not need or want to, unless the articles of association states otherwise.

The purpose and role of a company secretary is to reduce the workload of the company directors by taking on some of their statutory duties and responsibilities.

Can I use my home address as my company address?

Yes you can.

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A ready to trade shelf company
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