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.
Selling your business13 May 2019
Many business-owners look to sell at some point. The reasons for selling may vary but often it is the opportunity for an owner to capitalise on the years of hard work that have gone into building up his or her business.
Lewis Silkin advises Unlimited Group on their acquisition of Direction Group05 April 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised Unlimited Group on their acquisition of one of the UK’s fastest growing B2B marketing agencies, DirectionGroup
Entrepreneurs’ relief: the brave new world13 March 2019
This is an update on the changes to the qualifying criteria for entrepreneurs’ relief introduced in the October 2018 Budget, amended in December and now embodied in statute.
Lewis Silkin advises its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, on the sale of Publicis Health Solutions to Altamont Capital Partners12 February 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, on the sale of Publicis Health Solutions to Altamont Capital Partners.
Lewis Silkin advises its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc04 February 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of the remaining 24.9% stake in Blue 449 from M&C Saatchi Plc.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Planning-Inc Ltd11 January 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen, the digital communications group, on its acquisition of Planning-Inc Ltd, a predictive analytics and data marketing business.
Lewis Silkin advises Harbour Group on the acquisition of Pulsar Process Measurement by ONICON Incorporated10 January 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Harbour Group on the acquisition of Pulsar Process Measurement by ONICON Incorporated.
Lewis Silkin advises the Deeson Group on its acquisition by The Panoply Holdings PLC20 December 2018
Deeson Group Holdings, a digital agency specialising in high profile content–managed websites and digital products has been acquired by The Panoply Holdings PLC (a newly listed AIM company) and will be integrated into TPX Manifesto an existing company within The Panoply group.