Classification of Companies

Companies under the New Companies Act, 2013 may be classified on various grounds as under:

I. On the basis of business activities undertaken:

Companies

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
Manufacturing ActivitiesService ActivitiesNon-Banking Finance ActivitiesNon-profit making (Section-8)Producer (Section 465 (1))

II. On the basis of liabilities of the members and directors:

Companies

With Limited liabilityWith Unlimited liability
(1)(2)
(a)(b)
(c)
Limited By sharesLimited by Guarantee & having share capitalLimited by Guarantee

III. On the basis of membership pattern/size

Companies

(1)(2)(3)
PublicPrivateGovernment
(a)(b)(a)(b)
UnlistedListedInde-pendentSubsidiary of Public Co.

IV. On the basis of place of registration:

Companies

(1)(2)
Indian Company (Incorporated in India)Foreign Company (Company incorporated outside India but having place of business in India)

V. On the basis of control over the management:

Companies

(1)(2)
(Holding Company)(Subsidiary Company)