A list that identifies each holder of an equity interest in the company along with important information about each holder such as name, address, shares held, date of first entry to the register, capital calls outstanding, and dividend payments owing.
Part of your company documentation, a shareholder register is a list of individuals and or corporate entities that own your company’s shares. It is also called a Capitalization Table, or Cap Table, if your company is a start-up or an early-stage venture. Your shareholder register typically includes:
The shareholder register contains information required as per the by-laws of your company, local as well as potentially offshore jurisdictions. It is considered a proprietary document, accessible only to certified employees of your company, other shareholders, or third-party vendors who manage the register.
Having an up-to-date shareholder register provides benefits for your company including:
A compliant and updated shareholder register is key for your company, especially while conducting transactions with other businesses because it: