[421A Meaning of “participating interest”]
[421A Meaning of “participating interest”]

[(1)     In section 421 a “participating interest” means an interest held by an undertaking in the shares of another undertaking which it holds on a long-term basis for the purpose of securing a contribution to its activities by the exercise of control or influence arising from or related to that interest.

(2)     A holding of 20% or more of the shares of an undertaking is presumed to be a participating interest unless the contrary is shown.

(3)     The reference in subsection (1) to an interest in shares includes—

(a)     an interest which is convertible into an interest in shares, and


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