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How is Private Limited Company Valued

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If you intend to set up a limited company and are looking for a guide to know where to start. This article will help you with the process of understanding what a Private limited company actually is and how you can start it. 


How is a Private Limited Company Valued?


Limited companies have two types which include private limited companies and public limited companies. A structure of a private company for business is also limited by shares. The owners or members of the company are responsible for the debts only to an extent of the amount of capital they have pooled in. Also, this kind of company has a separate identity from its directors. Also, maximum there can be 50 shareholders and shares are not traded publicly.


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This is a useful idea of business for taking a countable amount of risk because in sole trading the traders are personally liable for their built-up business debts if it doesn’t work the way it is planned. 

Before we start the step-by-step guide to start a private limited company, we will look into the advantages along with the cost of setting up the company.


Advantages and Disadvantages of a Private Limited Company: 


  • Minimal Personal Liability:The greatest benefit of a private limited company is in the word limited itself. Since the company has its separate legal identity which means you are not personally liable for business debts, you will only lose what you have invested in the company. The bank cannot touch your personal assets. 
  • Tax Efficient and Fairness: A private limited company is more tax-efficient than a personal tax as you will take a little salary with little tax liability and the remaining part of your income in the form of dividends that are free from national insurance. 
  • Separate Legal Identity:The prominent benefit of a private limited company is that it is a legal person in its own right with entirely unique identity from its owners and directors. As a result, these types of companies are liable for their own debts and liabilities.


Looking at some of the disadvantages of the private limited company,  we see the details of cost, tempo, and open information as mentioned below:


  • Capital:The Companies House charge £15 to register a private limited company along with a  considerable amount of cost for regular day to day running like record keeping
  •  Tempo:Being a private limited company means you’ve more responsibilities to keep up with. It is important to work out and pool in time to schedule for the type of business you run.
  • Information:The company’s earnings and directors’ information is clearly and publicly available through company houses. Which becomes the reason for the lack of privacy.


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Step By Step Guide to start a Private Limited Company: 


1-Decision Making:

“Anything that looks like a successful reality was once a dream.” Before you initiate working, you must be self-assured about your target and goals. Checkup and gather information if starting a private limited company is right for you and if this type of limited company would benefit you the most. 

2-Company Name: 

The most fun and most frustrating part of the new process is to pick up on a unique company name in a rush where 1500 companies are formed every day.  

Stuck with ideas? Take a little help from websites and you can find if your chosen company name is available or not. 

3- Formation of a Limited Company:  

The most tricky and bureaucratic part of the process can turn simple if you are organized with your planning and determined to take it to the next level. You have to provide certain details to companies house  to identify you as a director which includes: 

  • Letting them know information about the type of business you will carry out. 
  • You need to choose your registered office address and provide your service address and consciously be careful of avoiding impacts on your privacy by not publicizing your residential address. 
  • Decide the owner and shareholders of your company along with the details of how many shares they will each have. 
  • Once you are done with the guided steps, you are good to go. Companies usually form your company within a few hours. 

4- Finally, Incorporation Process: 

Your company’s accountant is responsible for the documentation process on your behalf and the company’s house will take further responsibility to register your company in the UK. To begin with the incorporation process, documents that must be completed and returned to the company house include the following. 

  • Memorandum of association which has the information about the name, location, business type.
  • Form 10 has the information about the director’s name and address.
  • Form 12:  This form tells the terms and conditions of the Company Act.
  • Article of association outlines the director’s powers and the rights of shareholders.

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Valuing Private Limited Companies:


If you intend to value your private limited company, the simplest way is to subtract the liabilities of the company from the sum of assets. However, some other methods to value are listed below.

  1. Valuation ratios
  2. Discounted cash flow analysis
  3. Internal rate of return
  4. Comparable Company Analysis


To Conclude, we can say setting up a private limited company comes like the ride of a roller coaster having its pros and cons. However, if the focus and direction of the struggle get in the right direction, the success is halfway there. Moreover, valuing your limited company is as basic as subtracting liabilities from the sum of assets but it may become challenging when modern methods of valuing are to be used.


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