Our Share for Share Exchange service is suitable for private limited companies incorporated in the United Kingdom who are looking to restructure their group of companies by way of a share for share exchange.
There are a number of reasons why a share for share exchange occurs. A common reason is the insertion of a new holding company. This involves the shareholders exchanging their shares in the existing company for equivalent shares in a newly incorporated company, which becomes the new holding company.
Tax relief is available for shareholders exchanging their shares as part of a sale or restructuring if certain conditions are met. We typically work with your accountants or tax advisors to assist you in this regard.
A review of the company's Articles of Association and any other document that may affect the share exchange such as a Shareholders' Agreement.
Directors' and shareholder resolutions to approve the share exchange.
A share exchange agreement drafted in accordance with your instructions.
Liaising with the Company's auditors/accountants as required.
Filings at Companies House.
Updating company registers, cancelling and issuing share certificates as required.
Application for relief from Stamp Duty under s.77 Finance Act 1986 (additional charge if required).
If you require a new company to be incorporated as part of a restructuring, we can assist you with this too - please refer to our Company Formation service for further details.