Companies Act 2014
Treatment of purchased shares
1399. (1) Shares of an investment company which have been purchased by the company shall be cancelled and the amount of the company’s issued share capital shall be reduced by the amount of the consideration paid by the company for the purchase of the shares.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), an umbrella fund may, for the account of any of its sub-funds, and in accordance with conditions imposed by the Central Bank pursuant to section 1396, acquire by subscription or transfer for consideration, shares of any class or classes, howsoever described, representing other sub-funds of the same umbrella fund provided that the acquisition is for a purpose otherwise than that provided for in section 1386(1)(b)(ii).