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 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.
Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe UK on its acquisition of Octopus Group23 February 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 Octopus Group, a B2B marketing specialist agency
Lewis Silkin advises Harbour Group’s SpotSee Holdings on its acquisition of TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest27 January 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised SpotSee Holdings, a subsidiary of its longstanding client Harbour Group, a US based manufacturing and distribution operating company, on its acquisition of TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group’s Archetype on their acquisition of Tech Independent Marlin PR15 December 2020
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group’s Archetype on their acquisition of Tech Independent Marlin PR.
Lewis Silkin advises the founders of Public Digital on becoming part of the Kyu Collective13 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of its client, Public Digital, on the sale of a material stake in Public Digital to Kyu.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts07 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts, the world's leading agency for conversion rate optimization.