Mergers and Acquisitions (Corporate)

Mergers and Acquisitions

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period, during which EU laws continue to apply in the UK, is due to end on 31 December 2020. The UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement sets out transitional arrangements and negotiations for the future UK/EU relationship are ongoing.

M&A lies at the heart of our Corporate practice and we have established a strong reputation for mid-market transactions, advising both public and private companies, across a broad range of sectors.

Successful M&A work is an end-to-end operation: identifying opportunities, initiating negotiations and then guiding the client through the process to a successful transaction. It is about far more than just “doing the deal”. It is about forging a relationship in which we are advisors and partners, not just lawyers.

There is a prominent international dimension to our work, stemming from the diverse nature of our client base and the broad interests and experience of our lawyers. International investors coming into the UK will find us uniquely qualified to guide them through the corporate process here, while our partners have the expertise to take the lead in multi-jurisdictional deals.

We bring a business first approach to our legal advice, using our M&A and sector expertise and our network of connections to get the best outcome for our clients. We employ cutting edge technology and sound project management techniques to provide an efficient and seamless service, enabling our lawyers to concentrate on what is important – providing strategy, value and support throughout the transaction process.

We offer solutions that go beyond those traditionally offered by other law firms combining our legal and tech cyber security expertise to produce a Cyber Due Diligence report. This covers current macro-risks and potential threats to your business; the economic value at risk and how it ties to data and information assets; and the maturity of the organisation's current and future cyber capability. We highlight and cost any specific actions that would improve your security position.

Key Services

Our Mergers and Acquisitions Group works across a broad range of sectors, advising both public and private companies on:

  • Purchases and sales of companies or their assets
  • Recommended takeovers
  • Private equity transactions, including buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Transactions involving reorganisations and demergers
  • Schemes of Arrangement Restructurings

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