INVEST IN GERMANY


The Smart Genius Pathways are a unique product trio which EURASIA Institute for International Education has developed together with representatives from academia and industry as well as consultants, legal and business experts.  Each pathway is custom-made to empower you to optimize your own individual key to success.

The pathway modules lock and blend into each other perfectly and help to open new doors, whether you are a professional upgrading your education and seeking a career in Germany, a university graduate seeking to enter business or professional life in Germany or a star investor looking to internationalise your portfolio and maybe even settle down with your family.  Talk to one of our consultants to get a first idea of the countless opportunities awaiting you!

TYPES OF INVESTMENTS

Depending on your goal for investing, you can choose one of these types of investments

BUY A PROFITABLE
GERMAN COMPANY

Target German Companies

  • Large portfolio of companies for sale
  • Profitable companies in all industries
  • Owner-manager succession issues
  • Low-end 100,000 € purchase price
  • High-end 15 million € purchase price
  • Negotiable terms
  • Hand-over period

Your investment opportunity

  • Proven ROI in a defined industry
  • International business expansion
  • Entrepreneur residence permit
  • Access to the EU market
  • Freedom of travel in the Schengen area
  • Permanent residency perspectives

SET UP A
GERMAN COMPANY

Procedures and Processes

  • Fix business targets and objectives
  • Define a 5-year business plan
  • Prepare tax optimisation strategy
  • Prepare legal documentation
  • Secure premises and personnel
  • Drive the business!

Your investment opportunity

  • Expand your business to Germany
  • Entrepreneur residence permit
  • Access the entire EU market
  • Freedom of travel in the Schengen area
  • Permanent residency perspectives

BUY REAL ESTATE

Target Objects

  • Residential real estate objects
  • Business real estate development
  • Calculable and sustainable ROI
  • Excellent value growth perspectives
  • Scouting on a regional basis
  • Warehouses and retail properties

Your investment opportunity

  • Proven ROI in a defined industry
  • Sustainable 10-year investment
  • Tax optimisation opportunities
  • Strengthening of business
  • Residence options on job creation



SUCCESS FORMULA

Our 7-step success formula brings hand-picked target businesses to your doorstep while accompanying you through the bureaucratic, legal and tax-related processes related to the acquisition of a German company.

1. Portfolio Matching & Target Scouting

In step one we analyse your present investment portfolio, style and objectives and create a SWOT analysis of the related industry and investment opportunities in Germany. Based on the strategic analysis a handful of suitable acquisition targets are shortlisted. A personal leadership profile analysis rounds it off.

2. Due Diligence with Legal & Tax Consulting

After completion of the shortlisting, our experts support the investor in the due diligence process while giving vital information on the legal requirements and restrictions as well as tax pitfalls and benefits in the acquisition process. 

3. Deal Negotiation & Purchase Completion

The purchase is made in front of a notary on completion of all related contracts and guarantees as pre-negotiated and drafted with the previous owner-vendor. Contracts are negotiated fairly with sustainability as a priority.

4. Professional Immigration & Relocation Support 

Immigration and relocation issues are manifold ranging from extensive documentation for the investment visa itself as well as logistical issues for the accompanying family members.

5. Succession Handover & Familiarisation Support

The acquisition process foresees a familiarisation phase lead by the owner-manager as well as our team of business experts. Interim management, coaching and headhunting may be top themes on the acquisition.

6. Investor Mentorship & Business Services

Running the newly acquired and handed over business may involve a subsequent period of stabilisation, followed by growth and consolidation as existing latent potentials are realised. In this phase, we provide hands-on support.

7. Legal Support for Investor Family PR

Once the investment is up and running and producing reliable returns, it will be time to fix your status within the EU and apply for residence. This transparent process takes time and we ensure you take the necessary steps to achieve this goal.

TYPES OF RESIDENCE AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

In order to be able to invest, you must have the following residence or travel documents


Schengen Visa

Valid for 90 days in the Schengen Region

  • Usually valid for 3 months on entry
  • Valid for 90 days within a 6 month period
  • Can be issued to complete all formalities
  • Application time 2 weeks to 4 months
  • Non-transferable, non-extendable


Entrepreneur Visa

Valid for 90 days in the Schengen Region and Processes

  • Usually valid for 3 months on entry
  • Valid for 90 days within a 6 month period
  • Can be issued to complete all formalities
  • Application time 2 to 4 months
  • Should be transformed into a residence permit for purpose of self-employment within 3 months of arrival

Entrepreneur Residence Permit​

Valid for 3 Years

  • Usually valid for 3 years
  • Status of entrepreneur residents is comparable to that of EU citizens within the period of validity, implying full freedom of movement within the EU
  • Extendable on review of entrepreneurial activities after a period of three years
  • Successful applicants receive a so-called „settlement permit“ which is valid for an unlimited period of time

our team of experts

We have experts in the following fields bringing in up-to-date information in the various aspects of a business. 

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Immigration and Investment

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Business Legal Advisory

taxes

Tax Optimization Consulting

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Business Acquisition Scouts

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Real Estate Experts

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Business Boosting Solutions

FAqs

  • Minimum age requirement 18 years old
  • No prohibition from practising the chosen profession – neither in Germany nor in the home country nor any third country
  • Clean criminal record verification (required for some professions) – e.g. European Certificate of Good Conduct or comparable document
  • Confirmation of eligibility for business visa / residence permit of settlement permit
  • Company shareholder agreement (where relevant)
  • Basic tax advice on optimal company form
  • Company statutes
  • Bank account and statement of paid-up capital
  • Contract of employment between the company and managing director
  • Certificate of registration in company register (where relevant)
  • Certificate of registration in trade register (where relevant)
  • Certificate of registration with the tax office (where relevant)
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  • Valid passport and confirmation of police registration at a residential address
  • Completed business plan incl. economic benefit and job creation profile with reference to the local economic landscape and job market.
  • Completed finance plan including a catalogue of private and/or business assets to be implemented and/or proof of a bank loan which has been accepted
  • Completed procedures of company registration (Handelsregister) and trade office registration (Gewerbeamt) if necessary
  • Valid health insurance – either as a company employee through the German state health insurance scheme or as a managing director with my own private health insurance policy
  • Private rental contract or proof of ownership of residential property in Germany as well as proof of monthly costs/payments either for rent or mortgage payments for the place of residence
  • (Only if over the age of 45 years) Proof of sufficient capital or pro-jected pension income to finance retirement in Germany. Projected retirement income must be a minimum of 1.280,06€ per month for at least 144 months. Projected capital must be at least 187.682€ as a lump sum.
  • (If a graduate of a German university) Convincing resumé and letter of reference from alma mater concerning business plan and relevance to the field of study or research.
  • Finalised portfolio of all registration documents including the relevant form and one biometrical photo plus the fees (presently 100€ 01.01.2020)
  • German language knowledge (B1 certificate) – self-study package included free of charge in the SmartGenius Pathway®