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If you intend to buy a Swiss corporation, you should know the following:

  • An existing corporation stops its operations, but remains alive as juristic person. In this context we speak of "inactive companies" or shell companies.
  • You establish a new capital company without intending to start operations. Instead, the shelf of its legal form, be it "GmbH" (i.e. limited company) or "AG" (stock corporation), shall be sold to a third party which is then running the company as real business. In this case, we are discussing a shelf company.

Example for using a shell company

See here our list:

CH private limited companies

Name ccch-6955-
Founded2016
DomicileDietikon
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Trade in goods of all kinds
Commentsin stock
Name ccch-7293-2018
Founded2018
DomicileSirnach TG
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Trade in goods of all kinds
Commentsin stock
Name ccch-7279-
Founded2018
DomicileBremgarten
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Trade in goods of all kinds
Commentsin stock
Name ccch-6985-2007
Founded2007
DomicileBern
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Building sector
Commentsin stock
Name ccch-6611-
Founded2012
DomicileVolketswil
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry catering industry
Commentsin stock
Name ccch-7164-
Founded2021
DomicileThalwil
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry health service
Commentsin stock

Swiss Corporations

Name ccch-7277-2012
Founded2012
DomicileArbon TG
Share capital 100,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Marketing
Commentsin stock
Name ccch-4907-
Founded2009
DomicileRümlang ZH
Share capital 500,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry transport
Commentsin stock
Name ccch-1040-1905
Founded1905
DomicileZürich ZH
Share capital 500,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Marketing
Commentsin stock

The advantage of buying a shell company

Buying a shell company has the advantage that the enterprise already exists, so you do not need any founders. Furthermore, it is no longer evident who owns the company, so that anonymity is guaranteed!

In addition to this, there is no more liability for founders, which is sometimes a hidden risk for incorporators. Normally, the corporation's liquidity depends on its age. Obviously, new corporations obtain less credit than older ones, irrespective whether company name, domicile etc. have been altered in the shell or not! Therefore, shell companies have a better credit history!

The acquisition of a shell company can be realized fast and easy, a notary is not needed.

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