Investing from a limited company

I have retained profit in my contracting limited company that I want to invest. To avoid any personal tax I want to invest directly from the company (eg. In Property, sme loans). Has anyone done this? I will need to talk to the accountant but checking online people have had different advice. Some advising setting up a separate ‘investment’ company and loaning the money across without any charge. Or others advising setting up a holding company structure to move money around. Appreciate this is complex but just asking if anyone has gone through the process and what they did? Jzk