Mergers Acquisitions & Disposals

We know how important mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions are for our clients. Therefore, we provide transaction teams with able, affable and available team members to deliver the best possible outcome on the transaction. Our M&A lawyers aim to make things simpler for our clients, not harder, as we understand how stressful deals can be.

We ensure that buyers understand the key risk areas of an acquisition and are rigorous in our approach to due diligence, and getting strong contractual protections, to reduce risk.

We also understand that a seller will want to ensure that completion of a transaction should be the end of the process, and that there are no contractual claims after a transaction. To achieve this, we focus on reducing contractual risk for a seller and are vigorous in the process of ‘disclosure’ to ensure there are no post completion claims and that a seller keeps their money.

Our commercially astute corporate team have considerable experience in delivering private acquisitions and disposals, international transactions and due diligence exercises for clients and often their overseas lawyers. Geldards represents multi-national corporations, UK companies, private equity houses and entrepreneurial and family owned companies.

Very often our deals have international aspects, including advising US corporate and private equity funds in relation to UK transactions. We understand the differences in culture and approach taken by overseas companies, and work effectively to adapt to procedural and cultural differences.

We have advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions in the Food sector, including food specialist due diligence exercises and food start-up funding for clients, including Oklahoma based BAMA Companies, Inc. We also represent private equity houses on their UK acquisitions and disposals, due diligence exercises and equity documents.

We have considerable experience in the healthcare and incubator sector including advising on the £120 million merger of life sciences incubator BioCity Group and the sale of the share capital of specialist health/social care provider Montana Healthcare.

Our expertise in the motor retail sector sets us apart and we act for major clients in the motor industry such as Pendragon plc.

We have experience of putting together, and also exiting joint ventures.

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What clients say

"The firm has a wide range of disciplines, which makes it easier for clients to seek advice quickly and to a high standard."

Corporate/M&A (Wales), Chambers & Partners 2021

"This is a very good team and one of the best in South Wales."

Corporate/M&A (Wales), Chambers & Partners 2021

"Commentators describe the team as "high-quality and very good value for money.""

Corporate/M&A (Wales), Chambers & Partners 2021

"The team is very easy to work with and delivers value for money."

Corporate/M&A (East Midlands), Chambers & Partners 2021

"We extremely value the flexibility and team-based thinking of the individuals. We were impressed how well Geldards understood the specifics of our business and our operational commercial environment."

Corporate & Commercial, Nottingham & Derby, Legal 500 2021

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