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Mergers & Acquisitions

Recognised for our mix of M&A and corporate financing expertise and for a level of service that very few law firms can match.

We support buyers and sellers at all stages of transactions – from bid preparation and submission to negotiation, sign-off and close. We advise on the full range of deal structures from public takeovers/tender offers through to divestments, auctions, take privates and demergers. Our track record in M&A, expertise and local knowledge ensure that we deliver cost-effective, high quality legal advice. Our close-knit team of lawyers across the world employs a common approach, which means we can handle cross-border deals effectively.


Our sector teams work closely across our network of offices to provide clients with an unrivalled, seamless service. Strong sector knowledge built up from years of working with clients across all sectors, allows us to bring a strategic approach to our work, a deep understanding of industry issues and ensures we provide an efficient approach to due diligence.


News & insights

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News: 01 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy's U.S. team advise on WillScot and Mobile Mini merger, creating an American leader in modular space and portable solutions

Allen & Overy’s U.S. M&A, capital markets and leveraged finance teams represented WillScot Corporation [NASDAQ:WSC], a leading specialty rental services provider of innovative modular space and…

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News: 16 JUNE 2020

A&O advises on Exponent Private Equity’s refinancing of BBI Group and acquisition of Diarect AG

Allen & Overy has advised Exponent Private Equity on the refinancing of the BBI Group and its acquisition of Diarect AG, a specialist in the development and production of recombinant and native…

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Publications: 20 MAY 2020

Will Covid-19 coronavirus accelerate the "Tech" in FinTech across Asia-Pacific?

With the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic causing some nations to undergo lockdowns and the widespread implementation of social distancing rules restricting physical contact, financial institutions are…

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News: 12 MAY 2020

Allen & Overy advises OLX Group on the merger of its businesses in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE with Emerging Markets Property Group

Allen & Overy has advised OLX Group (OLX), one of the world's fastest growing marketplace networks, on the merger of its businesses in Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE with Emerging Markets…

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Recognition

M&A Insights

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Global M&A outlook - There's no place like home

In an uncertain global environment, cross-border deals have declined by 27% as investors turn their attention to domestic markets to do what are often big, strategic deals, and with the top 10 deals of the year all within one country. 

Awards

  • M&A Team of the Year, IFLR Asia-Pacific awards 2019
  • Best Law Firm in Asia: M&A, FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2019
  • UK Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2019
  • Benelux Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2019
  • Domestic Deal of the Year for Alawwal Bank/The Saudi British Bank merger, IFLR Middle East Awards 2019
  • Best M&A Deal, FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2018
  • European Mid-Market M&A advisor of the Year, Mergermarket Awards 2018
  • M&A Deal of the Year (for KCA Deutag/Dalma Energy combination), IFLR Middle East Awards 2018

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