This example illustrates the most common type of transaction. The consideration to be received is immediate cash, immediate shares and an unascertainable deferred amount of shares.

NOTE From 6 April 2008 only companies and other concerns within the charge to Corporation Tax may be able to claim indexation allowance, see CG17207.


In year 0 V Ltd acquires all the shares in T Ltd for £100,000.

In year 10 V Ltd sells the shares in T Ltd at arm's length to P Ltd.

The consideration is

cash £500,000, and

80,000 shares in P Ltd at market value of £2.25 each (total £180,000), and

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