(1) This Part applies where—
(a) a compromise or arrangement is proposed between a public company and—
(i) its creditors or any class of them, or
(ii) its members or any class of them,
for the purposes of, or in connection with, a scheme for the reconstruction of any company or companies or the amalgamation of any two or more companies,
(b) the scheme involves—
(i) a merger (as defined in section 904), or
(ii) a division (as defined in section 919), and
(c) the consideration for the transfer (or each of the transfers) envisaged is to be shares in the transferee company (or one or more of the transferee companies) receivable by members of the transferor company (or transferor companies), with or without any cash payment to members.
(2) In this Part—
(a) a “new company” means a company formed for the purposes of, or in connection with, the scheme, and
(b) an “existing company” means a company other than one formed for the purposes of, or in connection with, the scheme.
(3) This Part does not apply where the company in respect of which the compromise or arrangement is proposed is being wound up.
(1) The court must not sanction the compromise or arrangement under Part 26 (arrangements and reconstructions) unless the relevant requirements of this Part have been complied with.
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