Company Type in Singapore [Company Incorporation]

Company Incorporation | 1 min read | Last updated on 30 June 2019

Exempt Private Limited Company

  • Has a maximum of 20 shareholders.
  • No corporation is a shareholder.

Private Company Limited by Shares

  • Has a maximum of 50 shareholders.

Public Company Limited by Shares

  • May have more than 50 shareholders.
  • May raise capital by offering shares or debentures to the public.
  • Must register a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) before making any public offers.

Public Company Limited by Guarantee

  • Is usually formed to carry out non-profit making activities such as promoting arts, etc.
  • Is one which has members instead of shareholders. These members agree to pay a fixed sum in case the company is wound up.

The unlimited company is not a very common or well-known or promoted form of company incorporation.

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