Mergers & Acquisitions
Successful mergers and acquisitions demand much more from corporate lawyers than just executing the transaction. The lawyers in our M&A team invest time in understanding our clients’ businesses and industry as well as being cognisant of our clients’ corporate and personal ambitions.
We tailor our advice and the transaction to each situation recognising that one size never fits all. We always focus on what really matters and won’t make a fuss over small points. We will add value in the planning and the execution of a transaction and will work to resolve issues pragmatically and speedily.
We never lose sight of our clients’ commercial objectives and we constantly look for the most direct route to achieve them. We draw on the expertise of our specialists in tax, real estate, employment and intellectual property to deliver a truly integrated team completely focused on delivering a knowledgeable, efficient and focused experience for our clients.
We have a long history of:
- advising shareholders in privately-owned businesses on their exit
- advising management on exit terms
- acting for in-house teams in private and publicly-owned companies on their acquisitions
- acting for private equity clients on their acquisitions.
Our depth of knowledge and a lifetime of working with people and companies in the media, advertising, marketing and digital economy delivers tangible benefits when advising our clients on transactions in those sectors. Our M&A team is consistently highly ranked and in the leading UK legal directory, Chambers, we are ranked in the top band for lower to mid-market M&A.
Lewis Silkin advises the founders of Public Digital on becoming part of the Kyu Collective13 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of its client, Public Digital, on the sale of a material stake in Public Digital to Kyu.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts07 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts, the world's leading agency for conversion rate optimization.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard management team on terms of the acquisition of Be Heard by MSQ04 September 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the management team of Be Heard Group on their ongoing terms with MSQ following the acquisition of Be Heard Group by MSQ.
Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its acquisition of Conversion21 August 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised independent marketing services group Sideshow Group on its acquisition of conversion rate optimisation specialists Conversion.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group PLC Management on their takeover offer from MSQ Partners Ltd25 June 2020
Be Heard Group PLC has agreed to a GBP6.2 million takeover offer by marketing communications group MSQ Partners Ltd, in a deal which makes the group better placed to win more and larger clients both within the United Kingdom and internationally, particularly in North America and Southeast Asia.
Lewis Silkin advises as CVC completes investment into Guinness PRO1429 May 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised Guinness PRO14 CEO, Martin Anayi, on the management team’s equity acquisition as part of the strategic partnership investment from CVC Capital Partners.
Lewis Silkin advises Descours & Cabaud on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group12 May 2020
Lewis Silkin’s M&A team has advised French Group Descours & Cabaud, the leading distributor of MRO and PPE products in Europe, on its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Hayley Group.
HMRC puts its stamp on social distancing16 April 2020
With vast numbers of people now working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, HMRC have put in place an electronic process for the payment of stamp duty and stamping of share transfer documents.