Shelf Company GmbH Germany

Buy shelf company GmbH in Germany – immediately capable of doing business

German GmbH shelf company with bank account, opening balance sheet, tax number already applied, optional registered office in Berlin, optional with managing director

Buy a shelf company GmbH in Germany instead of founding it

Take off with a German GmbH shelf company: buy instead of founding

What makes a German shelf company GmbH so interesting?

You can of course also set up a company yourself in the form of a German GmbH (limited liability company). Experience has shown that starting a new company will take a lot of time and effort, and it won’t be any cheaper in the end. Make use of our experience. We specialise in the formation of companies in Germany and Austria. Take over, i.e. buy an already established ‘prepared’ shelf company from us and you will be legally competent in a short time. This allows you to start your business activity in Germany at short notice.

You can’t get to market faster than this solution. Instead, focus on building your business, which is difficult enough.

Since we are constantly establishing companies like a GmbH, we know all the pitfalls and know how to communicate efficiently with the authorities and other parties involved (notary, commercial register, tax office, etc.). There is no faster way to get a GmbH off the ground. Starting a new company from scratch would cost valuable time.

What distinguishes our German shelf company GmbH?


The notarial establishment of the German shelf company GmbH and all formalities have been completed, the notary fees for all establishment formalities have been paid by us. Thus, the GmbH is founded by us in advance (therefore shelf company GmbH).

Commercial register

The registration for the German commercial register at the responsible local court in Germany has taken place and the GmbH is entered in the commercial register, the fees have been paid.

the German shelf company GmbH is registered at the commercial register of the district court

the German bank account for the shelf company GmbH is activated

Bank account

The GmbH’s bank account at a German bank branch (with a German IBAN) has been opened, the share capital of € 25,000 is fully paid in and the account remains with the bank for the GmbH even after the purchase. We have paid all bank charges. The completeness of the share capital is bindingly assured and proven by the current bank statement at the notary appointment. The capital is freely available to the GmbH even after the takeover. No costs were charged to the GmbH, so that the amount is available without restrictions.

Freedom from encumbrances

The German shelf company GmbH has not been active so far. Apart from the formalities of the establishment, it has not taken any action. There are therefore no legal issues (e.g. obligations) and it is completely unencumbered.

Tax office

The German tax office tax identification number has been requested at the tax office. After the purchase, the tax office will be informed of the new status of the GmbH and you will receive the activation of the so-called sales tax signal at short notice.

tax registration for the shelf GmbH at the tax office has been done

your notary appointment for the takeover of the GmbH shelf company is already reserved

Notary appointment

We prepare the notary appointment for the takeover (purchase of the GmbH shelf company) for you. The quickest way to do this is to have a notary appointment in Berlin that we have pre-booked in advance. We have regular, pre-booked notary appointments. There is no faster way to get a notary. You can also choose a notary of your choice. At the notary appointment, the new name of the GmbH (company name), the business purpose and, if applicable, the new registered address of the company will be determined. You will of course receive all the foundation documents and the account details.

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Our offer: buy a German GmbH shelf company from us

The purchase price of a GmbH shelf company is:

3.000 € + 25.000 € bank balance = 28.000 €

(tax-free according to § 4 UStG)

Please note:

The purchase price of the GmbH shelf company consists of the company’s share capital and the administration fees (purchase price = fees + share capital). The purchase price covers all notary and formation costs of the shelf company up to the time of sale. The notarial and court costs of the transfer are always borne by the buyer.

Additional options for your GmbH shelf company

On request with managing director

You can keep the company’s existing managing director for the time being (with a corresponding fee agreement). As a result, the company remains fully capable of acting without interruption, even externally. You are welcome to replace the managing director with your own managing director (e.g. yourself) at a later date.

The monthly fee for the GmbH Managing Director is € 1,250 plus VAT. The fee is settled directly between your company and the GmbH managing director on a monthly basis. The costs for this are fully deductible for tax purposes as operating costs.

on request with with a managing director for your GmbH shelf company

On request with registered office in Berlin

A demanding business environment often requires an appropriate external presentation of your company. But you don’t have to rent an entire office right away. The GmbH shelf company was founded with a registered office in Berlin and has a Berlin business address (headquarters). If you wish, you can leave the company at its current address in Berlin for as long as you want. You simply conclude a lease agreement with us.

With this additional option, we offer you a fully-fledged business location (registered office) with extended service in Berlin:

  • We offer you an address in a renowned, southern district of Berlin.
  • The company is already entered in the Commercial Register at this address. A transfer to another district court is not necessary, so that valuable time is saved.
  • Only a limited number of GmbH limited liability companies are registered at this address.
  • Same is the registration with the tax office and trade office at this address.
  • Your company sign will be attached.
  • We receive your mail and forward it several times a week. Obviously important mail can also be scanned and transmitted electronically.
  • You will receive up to two telephone lines, which you can forward free of charge to a landline or mobile number in Germany or to a landline number out of 18 other countries (please ask for a country list).
  • A meeting room is available for customer reception at an additional cost.
  • You can use a workstation by the hour for a surcharge.

Your GmbH shelf company on request with registered office in Berlin or any other address in Germany

Your business address will thus serve as a representative company address on all your business papers, business cards and website. There is no easier way to start your business in Germany.

The monthly costs for rent and the listed service are € 350 plus VAT.

If you do not use this option, the company can be transferred to any address in Germany. You must then provide this location, see business address in Questions and Answers.

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