- Business advisory
- Company secretarial
- Corporate real estate
- Equity capital markets
- International expansion
- 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 bring a different approach to executing reorganisations and demergers (R&D). Our dedicated R&D team leverage their wide experience with up-to-date technology to efficiently deliver transactions for clients.
Our cross-disciplinary R&D team develops and implements transactions designed to optimise group structures, delivering:
- tax efficiencies
- operational efficiencies and synergies
- strategic flexibility
- exit and investment deliverability
We have worked on a huge range of R&D transactions, from the largest FTSE100 demergers to simpler reorganisations for private companies. All of them deliver significant benefits to companies and their owners, and we bring that experience to bear on every transaction we execute.
We cover every angle, from Tax, Corporate, Commercial and IP through to Incentives, Pensions and Company Secretarial. Our R&D team specialise in working with clients from the outset, to advise on, design and execute transactions which seamlessly deliver on both legal and tax objectives. We can also work to implement legal structures developed by a client's other professional advisers (usually tax).
The R&D transactions we work on often require input from professional advisers located in multiple jurisdictions, and are invariably document-intensive. Working in collaboration with Osborne Clarke Solutions, we can create a secure online platform to support project management of the entire process. Giving all involved parties a real-time, collaborative view of the current status of all aspects of the transaction helps ensure efficient implementation. This includes full integration with Docusign to enable electronic execution of documents.
Advised Carphone Warehouse PLC, on the demerger of its TalkTalk business.
Global internet travel company
Advised a global internet travel company on its multi-jurisdictional group reorganisation
Advising a number of private companies on demergers and restructurings to create strategic flexibility and tax efficiencies for shareholders.