Explain three characteristics of a private limited company

• Under the provisions of the Companies Act, a private company is any company whose articles of association:
o Limit the number of members to 50 excluding current and former employees who are members.
o Restrict the right to transfer its shares.
o Prohibit any invitation to the public to subscribe for its shares or debentures.

Other Characteristics include:
• Has at least one director.
• Entitled to commence business from the date of incorporation.
• Not obliged to hold the statutory meeting.

• Not obliged to publish accounts.

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