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 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.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited15 December 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its 100% share capital acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited, an award-winning content marketing agency.
Lewis Silkin advises Valeo on its acquisition of CloudMade06 December 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised Valeo, a multinational automotive supplier headquartered in France, on its 50% acquisition in CloudMade, a developer of smart and innovative big data-driven automotive solutions.
Lewis Silkin advises Haymarket Media Group on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network25 November 2016
Lewis Silkin has advised long-standing client Haymarket Media Group, the privately held media company, on the sale of its motorsport division to Motorsport Network, a specialist online motor racing content and events company.
Lewis Silkin advises Descours & Cabaud on its 50% acquisition of Hayley Group Ltd07 October 2016
Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised French Group Descours & Cabaud, the leading distributor of MRO and PPE products in Europe, on its 50% acquisition of leading UK distributor of MRO products, Hayley Group Ltd.
Press Release: Lewis Silkin advises Systra Group on its acquisition of SIAS Ltd04 May 2016
For the second time in a few months, following the acquisition by the French group of JMP Consultants in December 2015, Lewis Silkin’s French Desk advised long-standing client Systra Group, the world leader for public transport infrastructure, on its acquisition of the British company SIAS Ltd.