Mergers & Acquisitions
We understand exactly the legal support you need to complete M&A transactions successfully.
Whether it is an acquisition, merger, joint venture or disposal of a company or business, we work closely with you to understand your strategies and goals, and then deliver accordingly. We advise on hundreds of transactions every year and aim to be regarded as your trusted business adviser, using our vast experience to help you achieve your commercial objectives. We are top-ranked for transactions up to £50m, but also routinely act on larger deals.
Our clients range from publicly-traded financial institutions, such as insurance companies and wealth managers and private healthcare groups (areas where our regulatory expertise is particularly well-known) to commercial property groups, technology businesses, natural resources and energy companies, recruitment companies, engineering specialists and those involved in the IT sectors.
We are particularly renowned for acting for entrepreneurs who are selling their businesses. We have a deep understanding of their needs and give robust, commercial advice in plain English.
Public company takeovers
Our corporate team understands the complexity of public company takeovers, whether effected by offer or scheme of arrangement. We act for bidders and targets, advising on strategy and bid tactics, offer documentation, announcements and supporting documentation, and compliance with the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
How Our Mergers And Acquisitions Lawyers Can Help
Our corporate team has years of experience helping private and listed companies and a variety of other parties with their M&A needs. M&A transactions can have a range of technical considerations that need to be addressed such as tax, competition, pensions, environmental or regulatory. As a full service law firm, we have specialists across all these areas. Our corporate team ensure that their advice is properly coordinated and focused upon achieving our clients' commercial goals.
We pride ourselves on being responsive and delivering concise, practical advice which is focused on problem solving and getting the job done (assuming that is in our client's interest).
We are well known in the M&A community which means that we can ensure that where appropriate we introduce our clients to the very best professional advisors in related areas such as corporate finance.