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How to Purchase Shares in a Spanish Company

Updated on Thursday 18th August 2016

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How-to-Purchase-Shares-in-a-Spanish-Company.jpgThe process of purchasing shares in a Spanish company refers to the acquisition of property in that respective company. The purchasing process involves a transfer of the ownership and the procedure will require the assistance of a public notary in Spain. Foreign businessmen who want to acquire shares in a company established in Spain can receive assistance on this matter from our team of Spanish company formation representatives


Types of transfers available in Spain 

Investors who want to purchase various assets in a company have two options. They can purchase the assets (or a share of the assets) of a company, including its liabilities, if it may be the case. The second option refers to the purchase of shares. It is important to know that the transfer of ownership in this case implies a capital gains tax on the seller, which is generally applicable, but investors should know that there are several exemptions available in this situation. 
The transfer of assets will always involve the payment of a capital gains tax, applicable to the seller at a rate of 30%. 
Investors buying shares in a Spanish company should also know that they will become responsible for the liabilities which may be incurred in the process, but they can also be covered through special provisions agreed upon in the sale/purchase agreement; our team of Spanish company formation agents can offer more information on this matter. 


Purchasing shares in Spain 

When purchasing shares in a Spanish company, it is highly recommended to perform due diligence procedures on the respective business. The seller is obliged by the local legislation to disclose relevant financial information to the purchaser, such as the books of accounts and tax returns. At the same time, the seller is allowed to require indemnities and warranties for the hidden liabilities of the company
The Spanish legislation does not prescribe any type of local or state taxes for the transfer procedure
Businessmen interested in receiving further details on the procedure referring to share transfer in Spain can address to our team of Spanish company incorporation consultants


  • Robin 2016-08-17

    I'd like to receive assistance on this process as soon as possible, as I want to acquire an important part of a Spanish company. Thank you.

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