Increase in authorized share capital

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Alteration of share capital

A company upon its incorporation records the foundation upon which it is built – its objectives, founding members and importantly its Increase in Authorized Share Capital in its Memorandum of association (MOA). The Companies Act, 2013 defines authorized capital to mean the maximum amount of share capital, as authorized by the company’s memorandum i.e. the maximum value of shares the company may issue. What this denotes is the maximum value of securities that the company can issue in a legal manner. Now, as the business grows and expands, its natural needs foremost include getting funding. This can be in the nature of either debt or equity. Whenever a company chooses to go for the equity route to raise money, it is then supposed to first check the value of share capital already issued and subscribed against the authorized share capital of the company.

Generally, in all cases of share subscription fresh shares are issued to a new investor in the company and in all such cases where the ceiling of the authorized capital has already been reached, the company has to first undertake an increase in its authorized share capital. If the company wishes to expand its business or want to meet its working capital requirements then for inducting more capital it has to increase its authorized capital first.

At Unilex Consultants we provide you a hassle free increase in authorized capital procedure which would be dealt by our professionals within a time frame of 2-3 working days. Our team takes care of the documentation and aids in provide you the realistic estimation of cost.

Documentation for for Alteration of share capital




Ordinary resolution


Minutes of General Meeting



Process involved in registering a Increase in authorized share capital



Obtaining the information



Document Review & Completion



Document Submission



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FAQs About Increase in authorized share capital

What is minimum Share Capital Requirement?
The Authorized Share Capital has to be minimum Rs. 1 Lac and there is no minimum limit for Paid Up Share Capital.
What is the difference between Authorized Capital & Paid up capital?
The Authorized Capital of the Company is the maximum limit up-to which a Company can issue shares and Paid Up Capital is that partof the Authorized Capital for which Shareholders have made the investment into the Company.
What documents are required for increasing the capital?
MOA, AOA, documents for Board Meeting of the Company and documents for Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Company.
What is time limit to file change of capital documents with ROC?
The time limit is 30 days from passing of the Board Resolution for Increasing of Authorized Share Capital.

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