Ready-Made Company in Germany

Ready-Made Company in Germany

Sometimes things simply have to move fast. An urgent conclusion of a contract or an important customer’s demand for a German company as invoice issuer: in business life there are situations time and time again when even entrepreneurs who plan prudently need an applicable German legal structure “yesterday”.

The foundation process in Germany takes time. There are several reasons for this: a foundation cannot simply be completed online but has to be done in the presence of a notary. The second step requires the company to be entered in the commercial registry and tax registration is only possible after that.

For anyone in a hurry: purchase a german shelf company

Purchasing a ready-made company or a so called shelf company shortens this time considerably. The notary appointment required for this can be made at short notice. The buyer can effectively do business in the company’s name immediately after this appointment.

A shelf company is a company that has indeed been founded and entered in the commercial registry but has not been commercially active yet. As a result, the buyer does not have to fear any risks from old business. “Good” shelf companies have a bank account that has the full share capital as stipulated in the articles of association. Our firm’s network partners hold these kinds of companies that we have been looking after since their foundation.

The purchase price of a shelf company from our network is generally made up of the share capital plus a premium of EUR 1,500 to EUR 2,500. This kind of company is therefore particularly interesting to anyone under time pressure.

  • Quick ownership of a German company

  • Fully paid in, untouched share capital

  • No business activity by the company before purchase

  • Simple process thanks to well-established network

  • Tax law considered when setting up the corporate structure

Timetable for purchasing a ready-made shelf company

  • 1. Information and reservation
    You get in touch with us and reserve a shelf company. If you are doing this for the first time you should take about 1 hour to make sure you are well informed. Especially if you are pressed for time!
  • 2. Contracts and inspection
    We exchange the information required for the contracts. You inspect all the company’s accounts since foundation. We arrange an appointment with the notary and seller.
  • 3. Purchasing the company
    All the documents concerning the company are handed over at the notary appointment. You are operational with the company immediately afterwards. The notary enters the new managing director and owner in the commercial register. The purchase price for the company generally has to be transferred to the seller or a notary trust account (subject to charges) before the appointment.
  • 4. Tax numbers
    We handle the necessary tax registrations.


Send us an email or give us a call (+49 4608 60 66 0). The first meeting is free with no obligations and we advise you in your language. Together we discuss what we can do for you.