Convert LLP to Private Limited Company

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The need of a minimum of seven members for any business to be turned into a Private Limited Company has been abolished with the introduction of the companies amendment act of 2017. Any entity, whether it be an LLP, partnership firm, co-operative society, or any other business entity created under any other legislation, with a minimum of two members can be registered as a private limited company under the modified section 366 of the corporations Act, 2013.Other conditions must be met for the conversion to happen, including getting consent from all partners and secured creditors, publishing a notice in the newspaper asking for objections in both English and the vernacular, getting a NOC from the registrar where the LLP is registered, and then going through the private limited company incorporation process.

If you want to grow your small or medium-sized business into a larger one or inject equity money, you should consider converting your limited liability partnership into a private limited company.

The alternative choice available to the LLP partners is to form a separate Private Limited Company and then transfer the entirety of the LLP’s business to the company through a written agreement, which does not require the fulfilment of the aforementioned requirements, such as the requirement for having a minimum of two partners and newspaper advertisement. However, such a transfer through a written agreement will be subject to stamp duty.

Motives for Changing to a Private Limited Company

A Private Limited Company can borrow money from banks or other financial institutions, issue convertible or non-convertible debentures, or both to acquire debt. A Private Limited Company is more likely to receive assistance from banking and financial institutions than a Limited Liability Partnership.

Compared to Limited Liability Partnerships, private limited companies have a much higher sectoral cap for investing through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in some areas. As a result, investors from abroad or NRIs prefer to use private limited companies.

Limited by Private Companies benefit from additional tax benefits in addition to limited liability, whereby they pay corporation tax on their taxable profits and frequently avoid paying higher employee income tax rates. The creation of a corporation, as opposed to operating as a sole proprietor, results in increased tax deductions and allowances receivable against profits.

Compared to Limited Liability Partnerships, which are unable to issue shares and as a result cannot attract equity finance, Private Limited Companies have a much wider range of options for obtaining money. This benefit of obtaining cash may be especially important when a company is growing and needs equity funding from sources like venture capitalists, angel investors, or private equity companies to expand swiftly.

Conversion of a LLP into a Private Limited Company: