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Changing Company Share Capital

Restructuring a company’s share capital can normally be done at any point during the life of the company. This often occurs when a new shareholder is added to the company, but the existing shareholders may also change share structure to provide greater flexibility or to reflect different rights for each shareholder.

Subject to the articles of association a company may change the number of shares issued, adjust the value, introduce different rights to each share, change the currency and even buy its own shares back.

Change Company Shares

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Changes to Share Services

We know that one solution does not fit all businesses. We can tailor make your share structure to suit your business. Adding new shares of changing the existing structure can provide greater flexibility for the shareholders.

Issuing more shares

Copy the existing shares or create new ones

Issuing more shares

A company can issue more shares with the same value and rights. Alternatively, it may choose to issue a new class of shares with a different value and different rights attached to each share for flexibility.

Changing the Value of Shares

You can increase or reduce the value of shares

Changing the Value of Shares

It is possible to have shares as small as 1 penny (£0.01) or as large as you like (e.g. £1,000,000 shares). However, we suggest you seek advice before issuing high value shares as this ultimately changes your liability.

Changing the currency of shares

Shares can be any recognised currency

Changing the currency of shares

Whilst many UK registered companies typically have Great British Pounds GBP (£) shares it is not a legal requirement to have the shares recorded in GBP. You may choose to have a class of shares in Euros or US Dollars for example.

Company buy back of shares!

A UK company can purchase its own shares back from the shareholders. This may be done as part of a re-structuring process or as a tax efficient way of buying the shares of an existing shareholder. The existing shareholders may not want to purchase shares from the departing shareholder. Remember – a company must maintain at least one shareholder in place.

We can assist with the preparation of the correct paperwork for the company and the filing of required documents at Companies House. We are not able to advise on the tax implications so please speak to an accountant or tax adviser before instructing is to make changes to a company’s share structure.

Providing a Share Change Service!

Whatever your plans we can assist you in re-organising your share capital. We can prepare board resolutions, company minutes, Companies House forms and assist with the payment of stamp duty. Following a brief consultation we can offer suggestions on the best way to move forward for your circumstances.