Minimum capital

A GmbH has a minimum capital of 25,000 euros, at least half of which must be deposited upon incorporation, so on balance 12,500 euros.

It is also possible to set up a mini-GmbH (“Unternehmensgesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung”), where the minimum required capital is only 1 euro. In return, 25 percent of the profit must be reserved each year to build up capital. As soon as an amount of 25,000 euros is saved together, the UG is automatically converted into an ordinary GmbH.