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Starting a business in Gabon

Legal Forms of Companies

Société à responsabilité limitée (LLC/SARL)
Number of partners: Minimum one shareholder and one director, which may be of any nationality and not be resident in the country
Capital (max/min): XAF 1 million minimum capital
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Public Limited Company (PLC)
Number of partners: Minimum one shareholder and one director, of any nationality. If the company has more than three shareholders, a board of directors must be appointed (with minimum three directors)
Capital (max/min): XAF 10 million minimum capital divided into shares
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the extent of the shareholders' contributions
Limited Partnership (Société en Commandite Simple - SCS)
Number of partners: At least two partners with no maximum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Limited partners who do not participate in management have limited liability. However, general partners or managing partners have joint and unlimited liability
General Partnership (SNC)
Number of partners: Minimum two partners
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: partners have joint and unlimited liability
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
Dun & Bradstreet - Worldwide directory with financial information on businesses
OHADA's RCCM Portal - Register of African companies

To go further, check out our service Business directories.


 

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Gabon Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 7.0 7.5
Time (days) 10.0 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Trade Register (RCCM)
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Gabon.

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