• Takeovers and mergers

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    If a company in which you held shares was taken over and you received new shares in the takeover company, you may be entitled to scrip-for-scrip roll-over for any capital gain you made. Usually, the takeover company would advise you if the scrip-for-scrip roll-over conditions were satisfied.

    If you also received some cash from the takeover company you would only be entitled to a partial roll-over.

    If the scrip-for-scrip conditions were not satisfied, your capital proceeds for your original shares will be the total of any cash and the market value of the new shares you received.

    Scrip-for-scrip roll-over may also be available to the extent that units in a managed fund are exchanged for units in another managed fund.

    Last modified: 06 Oct 2009QC 27431