Section 326: Restructuring to which section 327 applies
942.This section sets out the conditions for section 327 to apply (treating some requirements in Chapter 4 (qualifying holdings) as met) where a company is issued with a holding in a new company (Newco) in exchange for a qualifying holding in another company (Oldco). The section also sets out limitations on such application of section 327. It is based on paragraph 10C(1) to (3), (11) and (13) of Schedule 28B to ICTA.
943.These provisions are similar to provisions in Part 5 (Enterprise investment scheme) under which, assuming that EIS relief is attributable to shares in Oldco held by an individual, the EIS relief would carry over to the shares in Newco received by the individual in exchange (see section 247). Companies do not get EIS relief or VCT relief for a holding in Oldco. But the company’s holding in Oldco may represent a “qualifying holding” and thus influence the VCT approval of that company. This section may permit the company’s holding in Newco (received in exchange for the holding in Oldco) to be treated as a qualifying holding.