Tier 1 for corporate/ M&A for 10 consecutive years. Chambers and Partners UK

Mergers & Acquisitions

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advises on the full range of corporate transactional work, including public takeovers, private M&A and disposals, complex joint ventures and strategic alliances, both domestic and cross-border.

To support our clients on M&A transactions, we combine our transactional skills with specialist expertise across a range of disciplines, including employment, pensions and incentives, tax, acquisition finance, anti-trust, real estate and intellectual property. We understand the urgency of today’s markets and the need to provide integrated expert advice quickly and effectively.

Our US securities law team can provide advice on structuring cross-border tender and exchange offers to comply with potentially applicable US securities law, e.g. Williams Act and Tier 1/Tier 2 exemptions.

We specialise in:

  • Public takeovers
  • Private M&A transactions
  • Demergers
  • Corporate restructurings
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • US securities law

Latest examples of work

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      Advised on its proposed £43.2 million acquisition of the entire issued share capital of FMG Group Holdings (FMG) from its management and funds managed by Endless LLP. FMG specialises in outsourced fleet management, specialist rapid response and recovery management, fleet risk management and legal services.

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      Advised on its acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry, for £190 million on a debt-free basis, and additionally advised Techicolor on the formation of Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema, a joint venture with Deluxe Entertainment Group Services that specialises in theatrical digital cinema mastering, distribution and key management services.

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      Quintain Estates and Developments

      Advised on the recommended cash offer by Bailey Acquisitions, an investment vehicle indirectly controlled by Lone Star Real Estate Fund IV

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      St Ives

      Advised the UK’s leading provider of marketing solutions and publishing services, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Fripp, Sandeman and Partners - a provider of retail consultancy services. This is the ninth acquisition upon which BLP has acted for the St Ives Group in the last four years.

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