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 Sideshow Group on its acquisition of TRGT Digital26 July 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency, on its acquisition of TRGT Digital. The acquisition is Sideshow’s first since Waterland Private Equity made a significant investment in February, to support its ambitious growth plans.
SPA warranty claims - getting the notice right17 June 2021
Today’s challenging economic climate has reduced the value of many businesses.
Notification Issues for Warranty Claims - A flowchart17 June 2021
We have produced a flowchart to identify some of the common steps (and pitfalls) to be considered by those seeking to notify a warranty claim under typical SPA provisions.
Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.26 April 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications business which employees 83,000 professionals worldwide, on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd19 April 2021
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd
Lewis Silkin advises NYSE listed JBT Corporation on its acquisition of AutoCoding Systems for $17M02 March 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised JBT Corporation, a NYSE listed global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, on its acquisition of Autocoding Systems, a leading provider of software solutions for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices
Lewis Silkin advises Splash Worldwide on its acquisition by Jellyfish Group26 February 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised Splash Worldwide, the creative technology partner to leading brands, on its acquisition by Jellyfish Group, a digital partner to some of the world’s leading brands
Lewis Silkin advises the founders of TCMM Shutter Group on its acquisition by Mzuri Group25 February 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of UK & US based TCMM Shutter Group on its acquisition by Mzuri Group, one of the leading companies in the window blind industry.