A transferee is the new shareholder who will be receiving the share in a transfer of shares transaction. The transferor, who is the existing shareholder giving up the share, will transfer his/her share to the transferee. For more information on the transfer of shares, please refer to our Transfer of…Read More
Company Incorporation FAQs / Shareholding Structure
A shareholder can be an individual or a company (commonly known as a corporate shareholder) who owns a share or multiple shares of the company. A company can be owned by multiple individuals or a single corporate shareholder. To be considered a shareholder, you must own at least one share…Read More
There is no requirement to the minimum authorized share capital of a foreign branch. During registration, the authorized capital must tally with the authorized capital of the parent company.
The concept of par value has been abolished in Singapore. This gives wide flexibility in terms of planning the shareholding structures. For example, you can issue 10% shares in your Singapore company to a person for S$ 1 and 10% shares to another person for S$ 10,000.
The authorised capital of a company is the maximum amount of share capital that the company is authorised to issue to shareholders.
The Companies Act (Cap. 50) does not cap the amount of shares each shareholder is entitled to. In other words, the foreign parent company may own 100% shares of the subsidiary company.