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Mergers and Acquisitions

Despite disruptions in the global economy — the collapse in energy prices, deflationary pressures, and credit stresses evident in a number of key markets — regional and cross-border M&A continues to flourish.

Latest Insights, News, and Events

Latest Insights, News, and Events

Client Successes

COSCO SHIPPING Holdings, the largest integrated shipping company in China, on a voluntary general cash offer for all of the issued shares of Orient Overseas (International) made by the wholly-owned subsidiaries of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings and Shanghai International Port (Group) for a total value of up to US$6.3 billion pursuant to the Hong Kong Takeovers Code. Awarded “Deal of the Year 2018” by the China Business Law Journal.

Dole Food Company in its sale of a substantial stake in the company to Total Produce at an enterprise value of approximately US$2 billion.

Integrated DNA Technology, a privately-held manufacturer of high-quality, custom DNA and RNA oligonucleotides in its sale to Danaher Corporation.

NJJ Telecom in the €3.5 billion acquisition of a majority of eir, the Irish telecoms and broadband business and associated shareholder agreements with Anchorage Capital, Davidson Kempner and Iliad SA.

Quicorp, parent company of Quimica Suiza and one of the largest pharmacy retail chains in Perú, in its acquisition by InRetail Perú through an international auction process. (LatinFinance’s 2018 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year)

Saban Properties in its sale of the iconic Power Rangers brand as well as other entertainment assets to Hasbro, Inc.

Teleperformance on its $1 billion acquisition of the Intelenet Group, a major global provider of high-end omnichannel customer experience management, back-office, human resources and financial & administration services, from Blackstone.

Helping Clients Secure and Protect Business Advantage

Our leading practice has helped many of the world’s top companies effectively navigate challenges to leverage M&A opportunities. Over the past two years, we have advised clients on more than 500 M&A deals spanning countries around the world. Our team offers clients a deep understanding of both local conditions and industry trends, helping them to gain competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace.

We not only focus on providing innovative legal solutions, but also assist clients with their business strategy. We invest the time to truly know our clients’ industries and markets with a view to becoming a trusted advisor providing best-in-class legal advice.

AN UNPARALLELED M&A PRACTICE

  • Our experience extends beyond pure M&A — we advise clients across the whole investment cycle from VC and private equity-related investments to broad-based, mid-market transactions to multi-billion-dollar, complex cross-border deals involving public and private companies.
  • We leverage our unique regulatory and local market insight to help clients transcend cultural, commercial, and political differences to successfully structure deals across borders.
  • Our business-savvy M&A and transactional IP lawyers help clients maximize the value of their IP and their investment in third-party IP, as well as protect the security and confidentiality of their data.
  • We collaborate across a range of specialisms to bring a diverse offering of creative and commercial legal solutions for our clients.
  • Members of our M&A Group are integrated into our various industry practice groups which leverage the global strengths of the firm, including technology, payment systems, data centers, media, telecommunications, entertainment, real estate and hospitality, gaming and gambling, energy and infrastructure, and life sciences and healthcare.

RECOGNITION FOR OUR M&A PRACTICE

  • M&A Team of the Year (Large Deals) 2019 - Transatlantic Legal Awards
  • Middle Market Law Firm of the Year - The Deal Awards Europe 2019
  • Highly commended in category of Managing Complexity and ScaleFinancial Times Innovative Lawyers’ Awards, 2019
  • Commended in the category of “Most Innovative Deals 2019 - Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Report

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