Addleshaw Goddard has advised FTSE 250 client Sanne Group on its £1.5 billion recommended cash takeover offer by Apex Group.  

The AG team was led by Simon Wood and included corporate associates Jenny Crossan and Vinay Rawal, together with a wider team from the firm's financial services, antitrust and regulatory teams.

Sanne Group is a leading global provider of outsourced alternative asset and corporate business services. The acquisition by private-equity backed Apex Group would create one of the largest global financial services providers in the alternative assets space. 

Simon Wood said: "Private equity interest in UK PLC is a notable feature of the current listed landscape and brings an increased level of scrutiny on a target board.  We are delighted to have been able to offer our strategic takeovers experience in helping Sanne deliver this offer for its shareholders at a compelling valuation multiple."