Private limited company

A private limited company is a type of business entity in "private" ownership used in many jurisdictions in contrast to "public" ownership, with some differences from country to country. Examples include LLC in the US, private company limited by shares in the UK, GmbH in Germany or společnost s ručením omezeným in the Czech Republic.

Abbreviations

Country Business form Abbreviation(s)
 United States limited liability company (can also be publicly traded but most are not publicly traded) LLC
privately held company (most but not all are limited liability companies) PVT, PHC
 United Kingdom private company limited by shares Ltd.
 Ireland
 Hong Kong
 Zimbabwe private company limited by shares (Pvt) Ltd
PakistanPakistan Private company limited by shares (can be multi-member or single-member (SMC)) (Pvt.) Limited

(SMC-Pvt.) Limited

 India private company limited by shares Pvt. Ltd.
   Nepal
 Bangladesh
 Netherlands besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid bv
 Belgium bvba
Société Privée à Responsabilité Limitée SPRL
 France société à responsabilité limitée SARL
 Luxembourg
  Switzerland
società a garanzia limitata SGL
Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung GmbH
 Liechtenstein
 Austria
 Germany
Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt) UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
 Greece Εταιρεία Περιορισμένης Ευθύνης Ε.Π.Ε.
Ιδιωτική Κεφαλαιουχική Εταιρεία Ι.Κ.Ε.
 Czech Republic Společnost s ručením omezeným s.r.o., spol. s r.o.
 Slovakia Spoločnosť s ručením obmedzeným
 Hungary korlátolt felelősségű társaság kft.
 Poland spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością sp. z o.o.
 Croatia Društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću d.o.o. (д.о.о.)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Montenegro
 Serbia
 Macedonia Društvo so ograničena odgovornost
 Slovenia Družba z omejeno odgovornostjo
 Iran Ba Masooliat Mahdood
 Spain sociedad de responsabilidad limitada SRL
 Mexico
 Peru
 Argentina
 Paraguay
 Chile
 Uruguay
 Colombia
compañía limitada Ltda.
 Italy società a responsabilità limitata S.r.l., Srl
 Sri Lanka private company limited by shares (PVT), Ltd
 Portugal sociedade de responsabilidade limitada Lda.
 Brazil sociedade limitada Ltda., Lda.
 Russia общество с ограниченной ответственностью ООО
 Denmark anpartsselskab ApS
 Sweden privat aktiebolag AB
 Finland (Yksityinen) osakeyhtiö OY
 Australia proprietary limited company Pty Ltd
 Malaysia Syarikat sendirian berhad Sdn Bhd
 Singapore (exempt) private company limited by shares Pte Ltd
 Estonia Osaühing
 Latvia Sabiedrība ar ierobežotu atbildību SIA
 Lithuania Uždaroji akcinė bendrovė UAB
 Uzbekistan Masuliyati Cheklangan Jamiyat MCHJ
 Romania Societate cu Răspundere Limitată SRL
 Bulgaria Дружество с ограничена отговорност ООД (OOD)
Еднолично дружество с ограничена отговорност ЕООД (EOOD)
 Ukraine Товариство (з обмеженою відповідальністю) ТОВ (Cyrillic)
 Albania Shoqëria Me Përgjegjësi Të Kufizuar sh.p.k.
 Kosovo
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