Corporate and Structural Advisory
Investment and Asset Holdings
Some of our modern economy’s most successful businesses operate under a holding company structure. But what is it exactly?
A holding company owns assets or an interest in other companies, but does not conduct any actual business activities or produce goods or services. Instead, as its name suggests, it exists solely to hold assets or investments and is primarily used as a vehicle to invest in passive assets, earning income in the form of dividends, rent or interest.
An investment or asset holding company brings a wealth of benefits, but there are several aspects to consider when choosing the structure or jurisdiction. Mauritius, for instance, benefits from tax treaties with 46 countries, as well as no tax on capital gains and no withholding tax. At JurisTax, we provide you with comprehensive formation and administration services for holding companies, whether they are domiciled in Mauritius or any other jurisdiction. We first help you determine the structure that will help you best meet your goals, be it a limited liability company or partnership, trust or a foundation. Once set up, you will need an investment strategy: what type of investment do you wish to hold? Stocks, bonds, other securities, real estate or a form of alternative investment? With a deep understanding of many jurisdictions and their advantages, our specialists will provide you with the critical information needed to make your decision. And once you have obtained your licenses and are up and running, we continue to support you with the right advice and miscellaneous services like portfolio monitoring and administration.