Setting up a Holding Company or Setting up an SPV

We combine all the essential services for the entire life cycle of your Special Purpose Vehicle or Holding Company. From setting up a holding company in the UK (or setting up an SPV) through to ongoing management and finally liquidation

We have advised clients on holding company formation across the following areas:

Investment holding companies

Property investment companies

Tax structuring

Joint ventures

Name reservation

Nominee companies

Asset securitisation

Asset transfer

Asset or Liability Isolation

Patent box companies

Project financing

Raising Capital

We’ve helped 1,600 clients from over 100 countries, here in the UK.

We have a senior team that work hands with your business to provide simple and practical advice.

Our integrated solution across accounting, tax, company secretarial and governance replaces the cost and complexity of multiple firms.

We have experience across a broad range of sectors and will ensure that the process does not delay the overall deal.

SPV Management and Holding Company Services

We offer a truly comprehensive SPV management and holding company management service, providing you with the simplicity of one joined-up provider, without the risk of responsibilities being missed.


Formation and Incorporations

  • Mapping the transaction to understand liability
  • Liaising with HMRC to obtain clearances
  • Advising on Capital Gains Tax or Stamp Duty Charges
  • Outlining all exemptions and Reliefs available.
  • SPV Formation or Holding Company Formation (Incorporation)
  • Registered Office
  • Process Agent


Services and Management

  • Company Secretarial services
  • Directors and Officers
  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Annual Compliance Review
  • Accounting, bookkeeping and financial reporting
  • Domiciliation services
  • VAT registration



  • Extracting assets and dealing with liabilities
  • Striking off

Find about more about our individual services


We have been working with Elemental CoSec for the past 5 years, and we’ve had a fantastic experience. Nick and his team are highly professional and responsive, and they are a key partner to our business in the UK. We highly recommend working with them.”

Alfredo Apéstegui
Manager & Chief Legal Officer, Mesoamerica (working with Ontaria Teachers’ Pension Plan).

Holding Company and SPV Expertise

Our professionals regularly work with international law firms and accountancy firms, often implementing complex and bespoke structures. Our experience allows us to quickly and efficiently get up to speed, reducing the burden on you and ensuring there are no delays in delivering your deal. To learn more about our experiences or case studies please contact us.



Commercial Property

Financial Instruments


Residential Property


Our client, Mytilineos is a multinational Greek conglomerate with a market cap of over $1.5bn; it is one of the 20 largest companies in Greece. Its operations span Metallurgy, EPC, Electric Power and Gas Trading.

We have advised the group on how to use the UK as an intermediary holding jurisdiction, providing detailed tax advice on the UK’s double tax treaty network, the dividend exemption and interest deductibility rules. The group has, via the UK and with our advice, expanded in to half a dozen international jurisdictions.

Elemental now also assist with bookkeeping, accounting, corporation tax, HR, payroll, pensions, Capital Gains Tax, VAT, Intrastat reporting, CbC reporting, company secretarial and legal matters.

Speak to an expert

Get in touch and we would be happy to share our experience of helping other companies setting up a UK SPV or Holding Company.

Meet Dhruv

Dhruv Patel heads up the Tax and Accountancy team at Elemental. He holds a law degree and is dual qualified as both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor. He is passionate about providing simple to follow and straightforward advice, however complicated the underlying issue.

Prior to setting up the Accounting department at Elemental, Dhruv worked at PwC and Mazars.

Meet Nick

Nick Lindsay is Founder and Director of Elemental and heads up the Governance and Corporate Services teams. He is an experienced corporate lawyer and qualified Chartered Company Secretary.

Prior to starting Elemental, Nick trained at Olswang in London (now part of CMS). He has also worked in-house at the BBC Worldwide Visa Europe.

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