- Business advisory
- Company secretarial
- Corporate real estate
- Equity capital markets
- International expansion and growth
- Investment funds
- Joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity - management advisory
- Private equity - sponsors
- Reorganisations and demergers
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Venture and growth capital
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 tech media and comms 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.
Assisted Carphone Warehouse on £3.6 billion merger with Dixons Retail, read more.
Advised online collaboration business Acano on its $700m acquisition by Cisco systems.
Advised strategic cloud consulting business Cloud Talent on its sale to Avanade.
Advised international agency networki on its sale to Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
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.
Advised fintech business IDScan on its £45m sale to GB Group Plc.
Advised Time Inc. (UK) on their acquisition of digital creative advertising business, Collective Europe Limited from Collective Inc.
Advised Majestic Wine on its £70m acquisition of Naked Wine.
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.
Advised Actavis UK Limited and Actavis Ireland Limited on its £603m divestment by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.