Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft: Recognition

Anyone wishing to set up a private holding company requires recognition by the competent authority.

The business purpose of an investment company is to make capital available to other companies by acquiring and holding shareholdings. In this way, the equity capital of the economy is to be promoted. An investment company requires recognition by the competent authority.

A written application shall be accompanied by a single copy or as publicly certified copies:

  • The articles of association or articles of association as amended,
  • the documents on the appointment of the Executive Board, the Managing Director or general partners and the documents on the appointment of the Supervisory Board.

In the case of a company holding company which is to be operated in the legal form of a limited partnership or partnership limited by shares and in which a general partner is a legal person,

  • a document of appointment of the managing bodies of the legal person,
  • an excerpt from the commercial register according to the latest status or
  • a confirmation by the registry court that the entry of the company in the commercial register depends only on the recognition as a company holding company.

Act on Private Equity Companies (UBGG).

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