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.
Mergers & Acquisitions in creative industries: grow your value
In a challenging economy and ever changing business landscape, M&A remains a strategic priority, helping creative companies to transform, grow and build a new foundation for their future success. In this mini-series we explore issues that can arise for both buyers and sellers when they enter into M&A deals in the advertising and marketing industry.
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Lewis Silkin has advised CECO Environmental on the acquisition of Wakefield Acoustics Ltd12 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised CECO Environmental Corporation on the acquisition of UK-based noise control technology company Wakefield Acoustics Ltd.
Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of marketing technology company Yieldify10 January 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, a global leader in communications, present in over 100 countries and employing around 96,000 professionals worldwide, on its acquisition of Yieldify, a marketing technology company with operations in London, the US, Australia and Singapore.
Lewis Silkin advises 59 Productions on major new creative venture19 December 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised production design studio 59 Productions on a corporate joint venture for a major new exhibition space in Kings Cross, London.
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of Born Social on the sale of the agency to Croud16 November 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of global social and brand advertising expert Born Social on their sale to award winning global digital marketing agency Croud.
National Security And Investment Act 202114 November 2022
The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (“NSI Act”) provides the UK government with new powers to scrutinise investments on national security grounds. The regime set out in the NSI Act came into force on 4 January 2022.
Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group on the acquisition of More204 November 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sideshow Group, on the acquisition of leading marketing & data science business, More2.
Restrictive covenants26 October 2022
In this article we explore restrictive covenants, what they are, their enforceability and their use in M&A deals in the advertising and marketing industry.
Tax issues on earn-outs26 October 2022
Earn-outs are an extremely popular method of pricing businesses in the advertising and marketing sector.