We advise bidders, targets, directors, shareholders, investment banks and other market participants on the acquisition of interests in and/or control of public companies.
Public company takeovers uniquely require the application of a detailed understanding of a range of domestic and international laws and regulations to shape and define the strategies and tactics which will deliver successful outcomes to our clients in fast moving and often high profile situations.
Our experience in the key markets in which we operate is outstanding. We have advised on many of the most significant and ground-breaking deals and our teams are acknowledged leaders in their fields.
In times of increased shareholder, public and press scrutiny, we stand firmly with our clients to deliver measured, impartial advice and strategic direction.
British American Tobacco
Advising on its US$49.4 billion recommended offer for Reynolds American Inc.
Advising on its proposed £18.5 billion acquisition by 21st Century Fox, Inc.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
Advising on their A$13.245 billion joint takeover bid of Asciano Limited (a high quality port and rail logistics company in Australia) in a consortium with Qube Holdings Limited and others via scheme of arrangement
Advising ownership review process, culminating in the A$22 billion acquisition of Coles Group by Wesfarmers (Australia’s largest ever M&A transaction)
Severn Trent Plc
Advising on its takeover bid for neighbouring water company, Dee Valley Group Plc.
Advising on its A$6.5 billion acquisition by Japan Post by way of scheme of arrangement