What do you give your shareholders as evidence of owning a share of your company?


Greeting Everyone,

I have some investors that are interested in my new Startup. Please what do I give them as evidence for their shareholding of the company, after purchasing the shares?.

The company’s entity is Limited Liability.

Many Thanks.


Please where are the Lawyers in the house?


Hi, Ideally, you’re expected to give them a “share certificate” of ownership indicating the number of shares of the company they own which you must have apportioned to them. It’ll also show what percentage of the company’s total share they own. You’ll need a lawyer and probably a finance person I believe.

I hope this helps.


Thank you @Adeyojuwon , that helps. I thought Share certificate only apply to Publicly quoted Company that’s why I asked.

Many thanks.


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