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Mauritius: Types of Company

Private Company Limited by Shares

A private company is one which says it is private in its constitution and which restricts the transfer of its shares, which cannot be offered to the public; there is a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 25 members.

A private company can be exempt or non-exempt: exempt companies are those which have issued share capital and reserves below MR 1m and turnover below MR 2m. Exempt private companies are required to present their accounts in accordance with accounting practices and principles that are reasonable in the circumstances and having regard to any requirements set out in regulations made under the Companies Act. (Exempt status is not available to offshore companies other than through the GBC2 form).



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