Why use a group structure?

In this article we will look at the ways in which you can structure your company and some of the implications/potential benefits of using group structures.

A group structure is created when one or more other companies are owned (directly or indirectly) by a single parent (holding) company. As a result, all of the companies in the group are under the ultimate control and ownership of the holding company.

The alternative is to form separate standalone companies.

What are the advantages of a group structure versus standalone / all in one corporate?