A share is a portion of the company which belongs to a shareholder in exchange for his financial contribution towards the company’s share capital. A share may be fully or partially paid up.
By paying for the shares, an investor is buying partial ownership of a company and becomes a shareholder. A shareholder can be an individual, a company or a limited liability partnership.
Note: The above guide is intended to provide broad guidance. As it avoids legal language wherever possible, it might contain some generalisations about the applications of the law. Professional advice should be sought on how the relevant laws may apply to your specific case or circumstances.