Meaning of “shelf company” in the English Dictionary

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"shelf company" in Business English

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shelf companynoun [ C ]

uk us also off-the-shelf company, shelf corporation FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

a company that has been officially created so that it can be sold to someone who does not want to have to create a company themselves:

We have many different types of shelf company for sale.

(Definition of “shelf company” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)