Mergers and Acquisitions

We have experience of a wide range of takeover and merger transactions.

We have acted for the bidder in a significant number of takeovers, both recommended and hostile, and have also advised the boards of target companies responding to takeover bids.

In addition to traditional offers, we have also advised on complex schemes of arrangement, either to effect a takeover or the merger of a number of companies.

Our practice also encompasses a wide variety of private company M&A work, as well as business start-ups and joint ventures. Our experienced team draws on the support of the firm’s other core practice areas to offer a fully integrated service.

We can help you with

  • Advice on technical requirements of the Takeover Code
  • Asset and business sales
  • Confidentiality, lock-in and break fee arrangements
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Data room management
  • Drafting and verification of takeover documentation
  • Due diligence and disclosure
  • Funding arrangements
  • Hive-downs
  • Insider dealing/market abuse issues
  • Joint ventures
  • MBOs/MBIs/IBOs
  • Disposals to EBTs/EOTs
  • New company incorporation
  • Recommended and hostile offers under the Takeover Code
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Share purchases
  • Shareholder circulars in connection with private company sales by listed companies
  • Stakebuilding/obtaining of irrevocables
  • Strategic planning of transactions
  • The application of the AIM Rules, the Listing Rules and the Disclosure Rules

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