We have acted on numerous Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) transactions, both domestic and cross-border, and so we are familiar with the processes and procedures which are typically followed, and we know how to ensure that transactions are not de-railed due to petty mindedness or point-scoring between lawyers.
We undertake legal due diligence of targets and assist clients prepare data rooms in readiness for sale or investment. We are proactive in project managing the transaction to ensure that key tasks and responsibilities are assigned at the outset and regularly monitored and managed throughout the process, concluding not when the contracts have been signed, but when all the necessary obligations have been completed.
Clients who regularly undertake or work on M&A transactions are well aware of the sometimes intense pressures which build up during the course of a transaction. These pressures can stem from lengthy and complex negotiations, unexpected results or discoveries, complicated and cumbersome legal documentation or simple time pressures to conclude the deal. We know what happens and we can handle the resulting pressures to ensure a successful outcome for our client.
We advise on the buying and selling of companies by way of a share purchase or sale, whether for a 100% change of ownership or a majority or minority interest. We advise both companies and individuals on their acquisition or disposal of business assets & liabilities. These transactions cover simple sales or purchases to the more complex group re-organisation.
We act for both management teams and private equity providers on management buy-out/buy-in transactions, which are often tense and sensitive transactions. We have experience of the different options available to you, so we can help you understand what is required and when.
We advise foreign companies, mainly from Central Europe, on their strategic investment into the UK. We are able to advise on and structure appropriate vehicles to assist them gain a foothold in the UK market place, and where appropriate we work with offshore tax & fiduciary service providers to optimise investment structures.
M&A – Real Estate Holding Companies
We acted for a private company on its share buy-back of a significant equity holding from its institutional investor 3i plc…
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