Our UBO Database: beyond the UBO

In our UBO Database you will find worldwide owners, shareholders and pseudo-UBOs from 0.01% ownership. We link these individuals to companies and business entities within complex legal business structures: this creates a deep and comprehensive picture of ownership. We call this Beyond the UBO, and it helps companies to become truly risk-aware.

Introduction

UBOs at Altares

Establishing UBOs worldwide

Owners

Shareholders

Pseudo-UBOs

Our UBO database

What is an UBO at Altares?

Worldwide, we identify companies with our unique D-U-N-S-numberThese companies are connected top -> bottom, creating a corporate structure. To this we connect individuals and companies that have an ownership in these companies. We identify owners, shareholders and pseudo-UBOs from 0.01% ownership and you determine the UBO based on your own guidelines.

Example of a UBO at Altares

This example shows how difficult it can be to get all the beneficiaries in the picture. Often a UBO is seen as a beneficiary with >25% shareholding. In that case, there would be three UBOs (B. Jansen, C. Jansen and P. Pieters), while there is a fourth beneficiary (A. Jansen). Many companies would determine that there are three UBOs, but so in total there are four beneficiaries that could pose a risk.

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Beneficial
Owner Type
Beneficial
Owner Name
Degree of
Seperation
Direct
Ownership
%
Indirect
Ownership
%
Beneficial
Ownership
%
companies
Jansen Eigendom BV
1
50
companies
Pieters Invest BV
1
50
Individuals
P. Pieters
2
50
50
companies
Jansen Invest BV
2
50
Individuals
A. Jansen
3
0.01
0.01
Individuals
B. Jansen
3
25
25
Individuals
C. Jansen
3
25
25
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Our ubo database

What makes Altares' UBO Database unique?

UBOS WORLDWIDE

Establishing UBOs worldwide

Because an organization often consists of different layers, subsidiaries, and parent companies, it is complex to find out who is actually the stakeholder(s) of the company, especially if entities are located in different countries. In order to determine the UBO, you need a database that can establish links between individuals and companies worldwide. Altares' UBO Database has global coverage. 

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UBOS Worldwide

Relational and visual database

To make such a web of companies understandable, we visualize the connections. They are clearly outlined and at the same time you can see to what extent someone owns a certain company. With our compliance platform indueD you can map and visualize direct and indirect shareholder interest percentages with the push of a button. You can also easily filter to determine the shareholders and UBOs relevant to you.

Beyond the UBO

Check the box of risk awareness?

More and more companies have the goal of doing business with awareness. They don't want to risk reputational damage and only want to do business with companies that align with their ethical values and regulations. For these companies, a UBO is more than a tick-in-the-box.

Het verschil tussen onze UBO Database en lokale UBO registers, is dat lokale registers alleen UBO’s vastleggen – geen aandeelhouders en bestuurders. Daarbij verschillen de voorwaarden van de UBO registers per land, zoals in Nederland waar een UBO een minimaal belang van 25% moet hebben. Dit maakt lokale UBO registers lastig bruikbaar voor internationale KYC-screening.

Bedrijven die zich bewust van hun risico’s willen zijn, moeten het complete plaatje weten: de complete en wereldwijde bedrijfsstructuur met daarin de aandeelhouders, bestuurders en eigenaren vanaf 0,01% eigenaarschap.

The complete compliance picture

With our UBO Database, you can determine UBOs worldwide from 0.01% ownership and be truly risk aware.

More and more companies have the goal of doing business with awareness. They don't want to risk reputational damage and only want to do business with companies that align with their ethical values and regulations. For these companies, a UBO is more than a tick-in-the-box.

The difference between our UBO Database and local UBO registries, is that local registries only record UBOs - not shareholders and pseudo-UBOs. Also, the conditions of UBO registries differ by country, in the Netherlands for example, where a UBO needs to have at least 25% stake. This makes local UBO registries difficult to use for international due diligence management.

Companies that want to be aware of their risks need to know the complete picture: the complete and global corporate structure that includes the owners, shareholders and pseudo-UBOs from 0.01% ownership.

How it works

Getting the right information

Our UBO Database answers the most important questions in the due diligence process.