M&A Lawyers


How can you maximise the value of your deal? What issues should you anticipate? What risks are lurking beneath the surface? What’s the best possible outcome? And what’s the worst? Should you do this – or walk away? We’ll tell you.

A tier-1 ranked law firm for M&A, named City Law Firm of the Year 2022 in the UK, and with a deal completed on average every single working day last year, we’ll help you and your company achieve a successful outcome with your merger, acquisition, joint venture, disposal or any other type of corporate transaction.

A few fast facts about M&A @ AG:

#1

#1

TOP 5

£37bn+

Tier-1

City Law Firm

UK M&A advisor

Value





Tier-1 ranked for Mergers and Acquisitions (London Mid-Market - Legal 500; and National Leaders Outside London (Chambers))

Named City Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards, 2022

Top 5 UK M&A advisor by deal count – MergerMarket Global & Regional League Tables 1H22

Aggregate deal value last year

240+

20%

Top 5

50+

deals

Advisory

Innovation

Full-service





A Mergers and Acquisitions deal completed on average every working day last year

Advisor on 20% of all public Mergers and Acquisitions deals in 2021

Ranked a top 5 law firm for innovation in Europe (FT, 2021)

A full-service law firm expert in over 50 areas of business law. We cover every eventuality for corporate deals.

#1

#1

Tier-1

City Law Firm



Tier-1 ranked for Mergers and Acquisitions (London Mid-Market - Legal 500; and National Leaders Outside London (Chambers))

Named City Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards, 2022

TOP 5

£37bn+

UK M&A advisor

Value



Top 5 UK M&A advisor by deal count – MergerMarket Global & Regional League Tables 1H22

Aggregate deal value last year

240+

20%

deals

Advisory



A Mergers and Acquisitions deal completed on average every working day last year

Advisor on 20% of all public Mergers and Acquisitions deals in 2021

Top 5

50+

Innovation

Full-service



Ranked a top 5 law firm for innovation in Europe (FT, 2021)

A full-service law firm expert in over 50 areas of business law. We cover every eventuality for corporate deals.

 

Four Reasons Why Choose AG for M&A

1. TAILORED & LONG-LASTING 

No two clients or deals are the same, so we always start with what’s important to you. You’ll experience quick immersion meetings, capped fees by default when project scope can be clearly defined, and ongoing market updates. To us, delighted clients and long-term relationships are more important than short-term profit. That’s why many of our FTSE100 relationships have been in place for over 20 years and counting.

2. CLEAR & SHARP

We’re that friend that will tell you straight. Protecting your interests. Negotiating hard. And pursuing the best possible outcome. You’ll get clear recommendations based on the commercial context of your deal, and the right people at the right levels doing the right work.

3. IMAGINATION & IMPACT

We solve problems, defuse situations, improve efficiency and get the deal done. We’ll bring you all the experts you need, use due diligence technology to manage risk, and agree a post-transaction plan to ensure your deal is progressing as planned. All of which are just examples of the reasons why we were ranked as a Top 5 law firm for innovation in Europe (FT, 2021).

4. OUR SERVICE PROMISE

From sharing the latest market trends affecting deals, to checking-in with you beyond the deal to ensure everything is progressing as planned, companies that choose to work with Addleshaw Goddard's M&A lawyers get more. Please get in touch to learn about our clear service promise.

EXAMPLE ISSUES WE'RE HELPING CLIENTS WITH:

ESG
W&I
Vendor Due Diligence
Tax Changes
FDI
Merger Control
Transformation
Pricing Mechanisms
Regulator Challenges
Deal Timetable

 

HELPING MAKE M&A WORK

A few examples of clients we've supported:

  • VOLKSWAGEN - advising on its global alliance with Ford Motor Company
  • METRO BANK - advising on the sale of a residential mortgage portfolio to NatWest
  • JD SPORTS - Advising on its acquisitions of FootAsylum and Finish Line, and on its acquisition of a stake in The Gym King
  • LEGAL & GENERAL / PEEL - advising Peel and Legal & General on the disposal of a 75% interest in MediaCity to Land Securities Plc
  • COMMERCIAL BANK OF QATAR - Advising Commercial Bank of Qatar on its potential acquisition of a majority of shares in National Bank of Oman
  • HARPER COLLINS - Advising HarperCollins Publishers on the acquisition of Pavilion & Portico Books, and on the acquisition of Egmont’s international children books business
  • COGNITA - Advising Cognita on its successful bid for the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Horizons English School LLC, from two UAE corporate sellers within the Al Najah Education Group
  • PHENNA - Advising Phenna on its acquisition of a majority stake in Thomas Bell Wright Inc (TBW)
  • SSE - Advising on the sale of interest in a 50MW energy from waste project to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
  • TERRA FIRMA - Advising Terra Firma on its acquisition of Kier Living (now Tilia Homes)

 

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