Specialized Services Mauritius

Specialized Services

We provide customized & independent services to clients including management, fiduciary and administration services to capital markets transactions.

Directorship Services

GFin offers independent director services for hedge funds, private equity funds, SPVs and other structures in and outside Mauritius e.g. BVI and Cayman Islands.

In the current environment, there is heightened focus on good corporate governance, independent oversight and decision-making within funds and SPVs. Clients are seeking a service that is tailored for their needs and objectives in addition to high-quality independent regulation by service providers who can constructively evaluate the actions of the executive management. GFin offers qualified and experienced directors who are committed to addressing these needs. GFin’s directors have extensive experience with financial markets, corporate governance, investment funds and SPV structures and offer a proactive service in which there is regular dialogue between the director and the client.

As a minimum, we will provide the following directorship services: ­

  • Attendance at regular board meetings in person or by conference call as frequently as required by virtue of the company’s investment strategy and activities
  • Regular proactive dialogue with the client and other board directors
  • Review of any significant contract to be entered into by the compan
  • ­Review and approval of the company’s financial statements
  • Review of proposed changes to statutory documentation, including the company’s memorandum and articles of association, prior to the company adopting such changes
  • If the company is an investment fund, reviewing its offering document, prior to those documents being adopted.
Investor Reporting

From the management and ‘front to back’ administration of your in-house bank to the netting and hedging of your pool’s consolidated cash flows, GFin has the experienced professionals, systems and the know how to run your treasury centre in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.

Cash-bond administration and investor reporting are key control functions for all securitisation issues, including investor reports, waterfall calculations and cash management procedures.

Our team can provide you with investor reporting, consisting of reporting services to investors in the SPVs with regards to, amongst others, portfolio stratifications, cash flow generation, prepayments, waterfalls and arrears.

Calculation and Payment Agency Services

Our team can support you with a wide range of calculation and payment agency services, including:

  • Preparation and monitoring of cash flow waterfalls
  • Principal and interest ledger calculations
  • Monitoring of credit default swap calculations
  • ­Monitoring of trigger events and the calculation
  • ­Execution of payments to third parties
SPV-Related Services

Our capital markets services offering provides a wide variety of ancillary services to special purpose vehicles (SPVs) for capital markets transactions, which include securitisations (such as collateralised loan obligations and other asset backed security transactions), bond issuances, commercial paper conduits and asset lease transactions. More specifically, our SPVs & trustee services include:

  • ­Domiciliation, management and directorship services for SPVs
  • Administration, accounting and reporting services for SPVs
Limited Partnerships

GFin shall assist you in the setting up and administration of a limited partnership in accordance with the laws of Mauritius:

  • ­Registered agent of the LP
  • ­Assist and guide on regulatory and compliance requirements
  • ­Liaising with counsel for drafting and review of the partnership agreement
  • ­Prepare and submit documents to regulator for application for licensing
  • Maintain all statutory registers and records
  • ­Convene and draft minutes of meeting
  • ­Preparation and filing of financial statements and liaising with auditors, as applicable
  • Provide registered office
  • Preparation and filing of annual returns
  • TRC application, if required
  • Arrange for payment of regulatory fees
  • Opening of bank and custody account
  • Liaise with regulators and service providers

We have the know-how to assist you in the registration and ongoing administration of foundations. A foundation has separate legal personality as from the date a certificate of registration is issued. Our services include:

  • ­Preparation of application documents, including the charter and articles and liaising with legal counsel for relevant certificates, and liaise with the regulator for registration and licensing
  • Assist on regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Assist on drafting of the charter and articles, through appointed legal counsel
  • Maintain all statutory registers and records
  • Convening and drafting of minutes of meeting of the Council
  • Preparation and filing of financial financial statements, by liaising with the auditors, as applicable
  • ­Provision of registered office
  • Preparation and filing of annual returns, as applicable
  • Preparation and filing of tax returns, as applicable
  • Arranging for payment of annual regulatory fees
  • Opening and maintaining of bank accounts
  • ­Liaise with regulators and service providers

If you are considering to relocate/retire/set up an office in Mauritius, GFin can assist you with

  • ­Application for Occupation Permits for expatriates and Residence Permits for their dependents
  • ­Introduction to bank for opening of personal accounts
  • Personal tax returns
  • Arranging for medical and personal insurance covers
  • Acquisition of properties (IRS/RES, subject to conditions)
  • Personal tax returns
  • Office set up
  • Payroll Services
  • Registration with Government Bodies for National Pension Scheme (NPS), Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Data Protection Office
  • ­VAT registration and filing
  • Annual statutory filing with relevant bodies

We can assist you for a listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM), which has been in operation since 1989, by coordinating the listing process and assist you in meeting the corporation’s continuing obligations as a listed issuer on the SEM. SEM is today one of the leading exchanges in Africa and a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

GFin has the appropriate expertise to provide a smooth process for the listing of global business companies including investment companies and different categories of collective investment schemes. Our services include assessing the eligibility for listing of companies and providing assistance on the listing process, completion of application forms, reviewing of listing particulars, acting as authorized representative and attending to the on-going obligations under the Listing Rules as required by the SEM.

Real Estate

Real estate assets held through a Mauritius-registered structure facilitate real estate investing in a wide range of international locations, including Africa and India, without the need to have an establishment in every country where there is an investment. Our services include, though not restricted to:

  • ­Advising on Real Estate Fund structuring and Mauritian regulatory and tax aspects
  • Establishing of fund / investment vehicle including co-investment and carry vehicles
  • Assisting in review coordination, consolidating and keeping track of the different versions of agreements / documents with all relevant authorities, for your project
  • Providing Investor services including capital call distribution process management, investor statement, investor customized reporting and investor portal
  • Real Estate Fund accounting in accordance with IFRS and consolidated accounting for the structure
  • Supporting of your exit strategy by assisting with the listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
  • Advising on the creation of a Real Estate Investment Fund (REIT) within the Mauritian legal framework
  • Providing Company Secretarial and administration services
  • Providing Directorship services
  • Record keeping and regulatory reporting
  • Assisting in tax services, filing of quarterly and annual returns 
Aircraft Registration

GFin offers complete services for the registration of aircrafts, helicopters and private jets with the Mauritius International Aircraft Registry. It provides for the setting up of tax efficient vehicles for such purposes and will also assist in all dealings with the Civil Aviation Department, which oversees all matters related to the licensing, certification and regulation of aircrafts, flight crew, aviation security and safety issues.

Some of the features attracting foreign operators to register aircrafts in the Republic of Mauritius are:

  • ­Favourable tax environment and tax efficient structures.
  • 100% accelerated depreciation rate in the first year of operation of an aircraft.
  • Excellent asset security with flexible and innovative financing and leasing structures provided.
  • ­Excellent corporate management environment and support elements including banks, lawyers, and accountants.
  • ­Signatory to the Chicago International Civil Aviation Organisation Convention, Geneva Convention on International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft and the New York Convention on the Registration and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration.
Ship Registration

GFin assists in the registration and cost effective management of vessels, by setting up a vessel-owning companies. Mauritius is the ideal location for such services as it offers attractive fiscal incentives, such as access to the island’s extensive double taxation agreements.

Advantages of registering a ship in Mauritius:

  • ­Proper legal environment, based on English common law.
  • Low income tax rate and access to double taxation agreements.
  • No tax on freight earnings, no withholding tax on dividends, no capital gains tax upon the sale or transfer of a vessel or of the shares in a shipping company, no estate duty payable on the inheritance of shares in a shipping company.
  • ­Provision of professional directors, nominee shareholders, company secretary, registered office and accounting services for the company owning the ship.
  • There is no income tax for all personnel working on board the vessel and no restrictions on the nationality of the crew.
  • Membership to most of the international conventions on maritime safety.
  • Ship’s stores, consumables, spare parts and bunkers are exempted from customs and excise duties.
  • Competitive registration costs, low annual fees.

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About Us

Founded in 2010 and licensed by the FSC Mauritius, GFin Corporate Services Ltd., a Mauritius management company, provides legal, tax, fiduciary, investment and fund administration services to private, corporate and institutional clients. We provide administration, corporate secretarial, accounting and management services to Mauritius-formed entities.

We deliver tailor-made solutions to our privileged clients whether they are an entrepreneur or an established international group.

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