Ready-Made/Shelf Companies in Estonia

Ready-made companies in Estonia

Ready-made companies are inactive corporate organisations that have passed the state registration and have all the necessary details for the implementation of their activities. Purchasing of a ready-made/shelf company should be a balanced decision in order to protect you from unreasonable risks. Company in Estonia OÜ offers ready-made companies for sale (see table below). It is important to mention that all listed Estonian shelf companies have submitted annual reports and have a transparent history.

Ready-made companies for sale

Company name Registration date Certificate of incorporation Information Price
HispanoConsulting OÜ 7.12.2022 show paid-in capital 2,500 EUR 1,900 EUR
Ramiro Consults OÜ 17.11.2022 show paid-in capital 2,500 EUR 1,900 EUR
DeFinancials OÜ 17.11.2022 show paid-in capital 2,500 EUR 1,900 EUR
MotionSell OÜ 21.10.2022 show paid-in capital 2,500 EUR 1,900 EUR
Impex International Group OÜ 7.07.2020 show paid-in capital 12,500 EUR 4,000 EUR
Company transfer to a new owner by POA/proxy will cost additionally 500 EUR

Price includes

Purchase of a Ready-made company in Estonia

Why choose Estonia for your business?

Purchase of an Estonian shelf company can be an excellent solution to optimise your business in the European Single Market. Company in Estonia OÜ highlights the following advantages of Estonian jurisdiction when purchasing a ready-made/shelf company:

  • Favorable taxation: income tax – 0%
  • Integration into EU jurisdiction and the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Online business management using an e-Resident card
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Simplified Commercial Code and accounting rules
  • Lack of exchange controls

Additional Information

  • It is possible to change a company name.
  • Companies do not have any debts.
  • All companies have filed annual reports for the previous year.

In order to buy a company as soon as possible and reduce your stay in Estonia to one day, we will need to have all the necessary information and prepare the documents in advance.

Before coming to Estonia to buy a Company, please send the following information:

Intended date of your visit

Owners/Beneficiaries of a Company

Name of a Company Director

After receiving the necessary information, we will make an appointment with a notary and will prepare all necessary documents.

Advantages of a ready-made company in Estonia

Company with a history

A company with a history will add credibility to your business. The number of years that the company has been on the market can provide advantages in the business projects you carry out. Some government agencies and financial institutions insist that a firm be registered for a certain period of time before tenders are allowed. If the company’s turnover is an important criterion, then we are happy to offer turnkey solutions.

Reputation

In addition, it is easier for the owners of a re-registered ready-made/shelf company to attract investments since companies with a history and turnover seem to be a more reliable investment. Also, the ability to build business relationships with banking institutions and suppliers usually comes first when buying a company of this type. The established reputation of an enterprise is certainly important when concluding deals, searching for new partners, and can also influence the decisions of potential investors or partners.

Trustworthiness

A ready-made/shelf company with a history in the business register will contribute to a more professional image and therefore appear worthy of the trust of service providers. According to research, clients prefer companies that can demonstrate longevity because they appear to be credible and instill confidence that the owners of the company have experience in the relevant field. A ready-made company will give the impression that it has existed for a long time, and, therefore, will give the client confidence that they can use your services.

Registration complete

When buying an existing company, the owner gets an instant business tool. The turnkey company is already registered and is now available for purchase by the new owner. A ready-made/shelf company already has a registration number and, therefore, on its behalf, you can start a business immediately.

Acquisition of a registered company in Estonia

The process of acquiring a pre-registered company in Estonia and creating a new company in Estonia are exactly the same in terms of time and takes up to 5 working days. If you were to acquire a registered, ie ready-made company that has been issued a VAT number, be prepared that the Tax and Customs Board will enquire from you as the new owner what business you will be engaged in Estonia and what will generate Estonian revenue for the company. This is why ready-made companies provided by Company in Estonia OÜ do not have VAT numbers. After the company changes ownership, our accountants can help you to apply for a VAT number in Estonia.

There are other reasons why acquiring a ready-made company in Estonia is more cost-effective than setting up a new business from scratch.

First, you would own a company that has been registered several years earlier (for example, if you plan to apply for a permit, or it is important for business partners)

Secondly, you will be free to enter into contracts with partners as you already have a company with all necessary details.

Third, there are specific features in the legislation concerning the nationality of the company’s owner.

Advantages

Company turnover in the previous period – prestige and corporate image

Year of company registration – an advantage when cooperating in the eyes of partners

Contributed share capital of the company – ability to pay dividends

Ready-made companies in Estonia fully remote company re-registration to new owner

The process of re-registration of a ready-made company

The re-registration of an existing company can be made both physically and remotely. The transaction of purchase and sale of a ready-made company must be notarised, ie made at the presence of a public notary who checks whether accounting reports of the company have been submitted, whether there are any arrears on taxes, and to inform to the new owner about all that he or she needs to know.

The ownership of the company passes on the day of the notarised transaction.

Changes about the owner and/or manager (as well as the data of the actual beneficiary) of the company are made within a few days in the e-Business Register. An copy of the Certificate of Incorporation can then be obtained from the e-Business Register with the information already updated in English or Estonian, at the choice of the owner of the company.

Name of the ready-made company in Estonia

The new owner can choose a new name for the company, or keep the existing one. It should be noted that when changing the company name, the previous name remains in the e-Business Register and can be viewed for free by anyone as a change in the company history.

Deadlines for re-registration of the company in Estonia

The re-registration of a ready-made company in Estonia to a new owner takes from 1 to 5 days.

The services provided by Company in Estonia OÜ:

  • Consultation related to the acquisition of a ready-made company.
  • Change of company registration data (articles of association, business name, management board, address, etc.).
  • Booking a public notary and preparation of documents necessary for the notarised transaction.
  • Payment of state fees, notarial fee.
  • Submission of documents to the e-Business Register and control over the registration of information.

Beneficiaries of Estonian company

  • From 1 September 2018, all Estonian companies, within 30 days from the date of establishment (or acquisition/change of ownership), are obliged to submit a notice to the e-Business Register about the actual beneficiaries of the Estonian company.
  • The actual beneficiary is an individual who owns more than 25% of the share in the company.
  • This declaration must be submitted after the acquisition of the company by a member of the management board about all individuals who directly or indirectly own the company or otherwise control it.
  • You can submit a notification about the actual beneficiary of the company simultaneously with the acquisition of the company or online if the member of the management board has an e-resident card.

Before purchasing a ready-made/shelf company, the potential buyer will be provided with all relevant documents confirming the history of the company and that the current company has no debts or financial obligations.

IMPORTANT! The ready-made/shelf companies listed do not have bank accounts or VAT numbers. All corporate accounts have been closed by their previous owners.

Company in Estonia OÜ asks to consider that the purchase of a ready-made/shelf company does not simplify the paperwork, the process of obtaining a loan or opening an account with an Estonian bank. The time spent on re-registering a ready-made business will not differ from the time of setting up a company from scratch.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Is it possible to re-register a ready-made company by proxy?
    Yes, re-registration of a ready-made company by proxy adds 500 EUR to the cost of a ready-made company.
  • What is included in the price of a shelf company?
    The cost of a shelf company includes a legal address for 1 year, a contact person for 1 year, notary services, and state fees.
  • Can I change the name of a shelf company?
    Yes, when purchasing a ready-made company, you can choose a new name.
  • Do shelf companies have debts?
    No, all shelf companies listed for sale on our website have no debts or financial obligations.
  • Does a shelf company have a bank account?
    No, none of the shelf companies offered have bank accounts. All corporate accounts have been closed by their previous owners.
  • Does a shelf company have a VAT number in Estonia?
    No, the shelf companies on sale do not have a VAT number.
  • Does a ready-made company have a registration number?
    Yes, a ready-made company has a registration number and, therefore, on its behalf you can start doing business immediately.
  • Is it easier to buy a ready-made company than to establish a new one?
    Acquisition of a ready-made company does not simplify the paperwork, the process of obtaining a loan or opening an account with an Estonian bank. The time spent on re-registering a ready-made business will not differ from the time of setting up a company from scratch.
  • Is it possible to re-register a ready-made company in one day?
    Yes. In order to acquire a company as soon as possible and limit your stay in Estonia to one day, we will need to get all the necessary information and prepare your documents in advance.
  • Is the reputation of shelf companies reliable?
    All ready-made companies we offer have submitted annual reports and have a transparent history.
  • What will a ready-made company with a turnover and an old registration date give me?
    The number of years that the company has been registered in the Business Register can provide advantages in the business projects you carry out. For example, some government agencies and financial institutions insist that a company be registered for a certain period of time before tenders are allowed. If the company’s turnover is an important criterion, we are glad to offer you ready-made business solutions.
  • How to buy a shelf company?
    To purchase a shelf company from the list, kindly send us a request in advance to info@estonia-company.ee.