Gradwell (PTY) v Rostra Printers Ltd: 1959

(South Africa) An offer was made of andpound;42,000 for the shares and the loan account that was then outstanding to the parent company less amounts owed to lenders on first mortgages. An analysis showed that andpound;40,258 was owed on the loan account and taking into account the higher securities the amount actually paid was less than that amount.
Held: The repayment of the loan account would help the purchaser to effect the apparent purchase but the repayment of the debt was held not to infringe the provisions of the section.


Schriener J


[1959] (4) SA 419


Companies Act 1926 86(2)

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CitedAnglo Petroleum Ltd v TFB (Mortgages) Ltd ChD 24-Feb-2006
The company sought to say that loans of 15 million pounds were void under s151 of the 1985 Act. It was said that the loans infringed the provisions of s151 being unlawful financial assistance.
Held: The loans were valid: ‘if it is lawful for a . .
CitedArmour Hick Northern Ltd v Whitehouse; Armour Trust Ltd ChD 1980
A vendor company was assisted by financial assistance given by a subsidiary.
Held: The use of money by a company to repay its existing indebtedness would not normally fall within the concept of the company giving financial assistance to . .
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Updated: 17 May 2022; Ref: scu.238728