merger relief

merger relief
Relief under section 131 of the Companies Act 1985 from crediting share premium (the difference between the issue price of shares and their nominal value) to a share premium account. Only available on a securities exchange offer where the issuing company has secured at least a 90% equity holding in the other company. It is a prerequisite for merger accounting.
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  • share premium account — The account to which the premium must be credited for shares issued at a premium. The balance on the share premium account may be used for specified purposes: • the issue of bonus shares; • the writing off of preliminary expenses; • the writing… …   Accounting dictionary

  • share premium account — The account to which any share premium must be credited. The balance on the share premium account may be used for specified purposes: • the issue of bonus shares; • the writing off of preliminary expenses; • the writing off of underwriting… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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