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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:

Swiss Corporations

Name ccch-6017-2007
Founded 2007
Domicile Zürich
Share capital 300,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry commodity trading
Comments in stock
Name ccch-6841-
Founded 2014
Domicile Vitznau LU
Share capital 100,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Management consultancy
Comments in stock
Name ccch-6333-
Founded 2016
Domicile Zürich
Share capital 500,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Finance and Consulting
Comments in stock
Name ccch-6129-1989
Founded 1989
Domicile Zug
Share capital 50,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Trade in goods of all kinds
Comments in stock
Name ccch-4617-2008
Founded 2008
Domicile Appenzell AI
Share capital 550,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Trade in goods of all kinds
Comments in stock
Name ccch-5052-2010
Founded 2010
Domicile Zürich ZH
Share capital 450,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Trade in goods of all kinds
Comments in stock

CH private limited companies

Name ccch-6921-1986
Founded 1986
Domicile Grub AR
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry Management
Comments in stock
Name ccch-6936-2015
Founded 2015
Domicile Berg TG
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry IT/Telco
Comments in stock
Name ccch-6701-
Founded 2015
Domicile Bassersdorf
Share capital 20,000 CHF
Paid up 100%
Industry catering industry
Comments in 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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