International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has advised long standing client, Rathbones Group Plc “Rathbones” on its all-share combination with Investec Wealth & Investment Limited.

The combined business creates the UK’s leading discretionary wealth manager and is valued at £2 billion. 

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Rathbones for many years across a variety of acquisitions, debt and equity financings, disputes, pensions and other matters.

The Addleshaw Goddard team was led by partners Simon Wood, Graham Cross, Charles  Penney and Damon Rosamond-Lanzetta, alongside Lucy Robson, Liam Gasior and Louise Pritchard. 

The team advised on all aspects of the transaction which remains conditional amongst other things on regulatory and shareholder approval.

Simon Wood commented: 

"The team at Addleshaw Goddard are delighted to have worked with Rathbones Group Plc to deliver the transaction which will ultimately transform the Rathbones business and create a market leading entity".