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Mergers and acquisitions

We are a leading legal adviser in the mid-market for mergers, acquisitions and takeovers of publicly listed companies. Our team advises UK and international organisations on all aspects of buying and selling public and private companies and businesses. Many of these transactions are cross-border and span a range of industry sectors.

Our clients include sellers, buyers, financial advisers and institutional sponsors. We provide the full range of services for an M&A transaction and work alongside our lawyers from our specialist multi-disciplinary groups.

We have advised on deals worth up to $4bn across a range of sectors, from renewables to digital business to retail and through to outsourcing, for established players and challenger brands. We also have strong institutional relationships, working regularly with investment banks, nomads and intermediaries.

Alongside our domestic work in Europe’s main economic hubs, we also regularly advise businesses looking to enter the European market through merger, acquisition or takeover.

Experience


Carphone Warehouse

Assisted Carphone Warehouse on £3.6 billion merger with Dixons Retail, read more.

Acano

Advised online collaboration business Acano on its $700m acquisition by Cisco systems.

Cloud Talent

Advised strategic cloud consulting business Cloud Talent on its sale to Avanade.

Iris Worldwide

Advised international agency networki on its sale to Cheil Worldwide, Inc.

ByBox

Advised the selling shareholders and management team on the auction sale process leading to an MBO backed by LDC who invested £37.5m alongside £55m of senior debt provided by RBS valuing the business at £105m.

IDScan

Advised fintech business IDScan on its £45m sale to GB Group Plc.

Time Inc

Advised Time Inc. (UK) on their acquisition of digital creative advertising business, Collective Europe Limited from Collective Inc.

Majestic Wine

Advised Majestic Wine on its £70m acquisition of Naked Wine.

Rotork

Advised Rotork on its acquisition of the Bifold Group Ltd from private equity house LDC for up to £125m on a cash-free, debt-free basis.

Actavis

Advised Actavis UK Limited and Actavis Ireland Limited on its £603m divestment by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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