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Raising Capital for Pte Ltd Company

Postby Leix » Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:46 pm

Hi All,

I have an accounting question here;
I want to put in more capital into the company.
What are the ways that I can do this?

So far, I found that I can either raise the paid-up capital or take a loan. Both cases will require me to take on the services of the secretarial service that I am bound to and the charges are quite substantial.

Is there any other way that wouldn't involve the secretary?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:30 pm

Why do you need the secretarial services for a loan? It's a simple transaction. Debit cash. Credit Loans Payable. Have a loan document in place stating repayment terms and interest rates. All that should be required is a simple one page, one paragraph directors resolution authorizing that the company undertake the loan.

For shares, if you already have Treasury stock, that is, stock that was authorized but never issued, then all you need to do is a directors resolution to issue that stock... again, one page showing how many shares and at what price.

If you need to authorize more shares, then this must be approved at an AGM or EGM by the shareholders. But again, it's only a couple of pages of documents... not worth more than a few hundred dollars to prepare all of it.

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Postby livingontheedge » Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:38 am

Don't you already have a Company Secretary as a Private Company to handle these matters?

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Postby Leix » Sun, 10 Nov 2013 4:03 pm

Yeah, I have a secretary under the business registrar but since I am paying on a per service basis, I'm inclined to think that they will lead me on towards their expensive services. Hence, the double check I am doing here to see for a cheaper alternative.

I'll look into that treasury stock, sounds like a good idea. My company seal and ACRA account are under the secretary's custody. I think I need them both to make the resolution official, righto?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:54 pm

Leix wrote:Yeah, I have a secretary under the business registrar but since I am paying on a per service basis, I'm inclined to think that they will lead me on towards their expensive services. Hence, the double check I am doing here to see for a cheaper alternative.

I'll look into that treasury stock, sounds like a good idea. My company seal and ACRA account are under the secretary's custody. I think I need them both to make the resolution official, righto?


You should be registered as managing director with ACRA and should be able to make all updates for your company.

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Postby MaryRR » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 6:33 am

Please can you clarify why you want to raise capital in the business?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:37 pm

MaryRR wrote:Please can you clarify why you want to raise capital in the business?


What difference does that make? Could be for capital investment, or for real estate. Or to pay down outstanding payables and open loans. Or to entice a "power employee" to come on board with a signing package. The only restriction of which I am aware is that if you issue stock, dividends cannot be paid from paid up capital.

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Postby livingontheedge » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:51 pm

A Special Resolution is valid as long as 75% of the shareholders vote and authorize on this. Unless you have a large number of shareholders that you need the Corp Sect to contact them, arrange the meeting and minute the meeting, you can simple pass around the resolution and get the resolution approved, without involving the Corp Sect.

The service fee charged by the Corp Sect would still be incurred in view of lodging the change in the shareholders/share capital amount and updating the registers.

If its borrowings or credit facilities with a bank, you would probably need a Director Resolution and wouldn't need to get the Corp Sect involved.


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