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Industrial and Manufacturing

While the industrial and manufacturing sector is large and diverse, most of its players face similar challenges.

Unless offset by price and surcharge rises, margins have been squeezed by the rising costs of oil, natural gas and steel. At the same time, customers are reluctant to invest in new equipment and the demand for after sales services has grown.

To strengthen core product lines or expand their presence geographically, some players are looking to acquire, while others are keen to divest their under-performing businesses. This comes at a time when local and national taxes, often managed across many territories, are more and more complex and under constant review.

We have a global understanding of the sector and so are ideally placed to share and apply the market intelligence and legal know-how we’ve gained from working in key markets and multiple jurisdictions. Consequently, our advice is realistic, practical and commercially viable.

 

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Publications: 08 JULY 2020

China maintains outward-looking approach

The Covid-19 coronavirus crisis has slowed Chinese deal activity. Activity remains sluggish even though the country is emerging from the crisis earlier than the rest of the world.

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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News: 19 JUNE 2020

Global trends in private M&A: Covid-19 update

We have recently produced an updated client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Over the last eight years, we have analysed almost 1,300 private M&A deals that Allen & Overy advised on…

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Outstanding performance by A&O in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2019 with an outstanding performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and…

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