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Common Control Business Combinations

Our ‘IFRS Viewpoint’ series provides insights from our global IFRS team on applying IFRSs in challenging situations. Each issue will focus on an area where the Standards have proved difficult to apply or lack guidance. This issue considers how to account for a common control business combination.

What’s the issue?

How should an entity account for a business combination involving entities under common control? This is an important issue because common control combinations occur frequently but are excluded from the scope of IFRS 3 – the IASB’s standard on business combination accounting. This IFRS Viewpoint gives you our views on how to account for common control combinations.