Mergers & Acquisitions
Successful mergers and acquisitions demand much more from corporate lawyers than just executing the transaction. The lawyers in our Corporate team invest time in understanding our clients’ businesses and industry as well as being cognisant of our clients’ corporate and personal ambitions.
We are proud to have developed long term partnerships with sophisticated in-house M&A teams at publicly owned companies - helping them to deliver efficient, streamlined and effective acquisitions. We have a long history of advising stakeholders in privately owned businesses navigating what may be for them a “once in a life time” exit.
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.
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 Corporate 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 Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of translate plus04 August 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Communications’ cross-media production platform, Prodigious, on its acquisition of global Top 50 language service provider, translate plus.
Sam Pennington writes for Essential Retail: Buying your way to success – clicks to bricks from an M&A perspective03 August 2017
Sam Pennington has written an article for Essential Retail magazine which takes a look at mergers and acquisitions in an omnichannel world.
Lewis Silkin advises Next 15 on the acquisition of Circle Research31 July 2017
Lewis Silkin, a leading international law firm to creative agencies, has advised Next 15, the AIM-listed digital communications group, on its acquisition of a B2B market research consultancy, Circle Research. This deal marks the second acquisition that the Lewis Silkin team has been instructed on for Next 15.
David Willbe discusses startup basics in setting up your business with Collider05 July 2017
Corporate Finance Partner, David Willbe, discusses the legal minefield of setting up a startup, from incorporating a business to options and shares, and gives his best practice advice on setting up a new business in Collider’s latest podcast.
Warranty and Indemnity Insurance – the what, why and how of it?13 June 2017
Whilst the use of W&I Insurance in M&A transactions has been available for some time, its use has increased dramatically in the past few years, particularly in the technology, real estate and manufacturing sectors.
Lewis Silkin advises Glass Systems North Ltd on its acquisition of two further IGU production plants20 April 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Glass Systems North Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading glass unit manufacturer Press Glass SA, on its acquisition of two UK glass unit manufacturing sites from Pilkington UK Ltd.
Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on its acquisition of Legend Engage09 March 2017
Lewis Silkin is a leading international law firm to creative agencies and has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of Legend Engage, a data and insights-led agency.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its 75% acquisition of Freemavens Limited and £2.1 million cash placing09 February 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Freemavens Limited, a marketing analytics consultancy, and an associated cash placing raising gross proceeds of £2.1 million.