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Alex Tilley



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Alex Tilley



Alex advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions including public takeovers, private acquisitions, joint ventures, bid defence, equity capital markets transactions, and restructurings and advises a number of listed companies on general corporate and governance matters.

Alex was listed as a "Rising Star" in the 2019 Legal 500 rankings, which reported that Alex offers "pragmatic and practical advice, with excellent attention to detail and excellent leadership of transactions".

Experience highlights include advising:

  • Liberty Global plc on the GBP31bn deal with Telefónica SA to merge Virgin Media and O2
  • Sage on the sale of its Brazilian business to management.
  • Consort Medical on the recommended cash offer by Recipharm.
  • Sage on the sale of the Sage Pay business to Elavon.
  • Majestic Wine on the sale of its commercial and retail businesses to Fortress.
  • Cobham on the recommended cash offer by Advent International.
  • Marks and Spencer on its joint venture with Ocado.
  • BRF on the sale of its Thai and European poultry business to Tyson Foods.
  • Brookfield on various acquisition opportunities.
  • Hiscox on its corporate restructuring in connection with Brexit.
  • 21st Century Fox on its contested takeover offer for Sky plc.
  • 21st Century Fox on the UK aspects of its merger with Disney.
  • Brookfield on its proposed acquisition of a portfolio of facilities management contracts from various Carillion entities (in liquidation).
  • Consort Medical on its possible offer for Carclo plc.
  • DS Smith on its acquisition of EcoPack and EcoPaper.
  • DS Smith on its Class 1 acquisition of Interstate Resources and related cash placing.
  • Cobham on its GBP500m rights issue in 2017.
  • UBM on its acquisition of Allworld.
  • A global private equity firm on its acquisition of 70 UK care homes from Aviva and other sellers.
  • Van Gansewinkel Group on the sale of its entire business to Shanks Group Plc.
  • Eurogarages on its merger with European Forecourt Retailing.
  • NM Rothschild as financial adviser to Fnac in connection with Fnac's contested takeover offer for Darty Plc.
  • Trafigura on its commitment to participate in, and underwrite a further part of, a proposed rights issue by Nyrstar NV.
  • DS Smith on its acquisition of the Greek packaging business of Cukurova Holding and the related sale of its minority interest in a Turkish packaging business.
  • A global private equity firm on its recommended cash offer for Quintain Estates and Development Plc.
  • A global private equity firm on the management equity arrangements in connection with its acquisition of Balta Carpets.
  • Dragon Oil on the recommended cash offer by Emirates National Oil Corporation.
  • Optos on the recommended cash offer by Nikon Corporation.
  • DS Smith on its acquisition of the Duropack business.
  • Blackstone on its acquisition of the entire real estate business of Max Property Group Plc.
  • De Persgroep on its recommended cash offer for Mecom Group plc.
  • UBS in its capacity as placing agent and bookrunner in connection with The Co-operative Bank's GBP400m placing and open offer in 2014.
  • Rexam on its sale of its medical devices and prescription retail businesses to Montagu Private Equity.
  • Merck on its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials.
  • The shareholders of Syntaxin Limited on the sale of the company to Ipsen.
  • Consort Medical on its Class 1 disposal of its King Systems business to Ambu.
  • MBNA Europe Bank Limited on its sale of Premium Credit Limited to GTCR.
  • Rexam on its sale of its personal care plastics business to Sun Capital Partners.
  • The founder and management of Iceland Foods Group Limited on their acquisition of the company from its majority shareholders.
  • DS Smith on its reverse takeover of the packaging division of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ).
  • BT Investment Management on its acquisition of J O Hambro Capital Management and its related rights issue offering.
  • SSL International on its recommended public takeover by Reckitt Benckiser.

News & insights

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News: 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy to host inaugural virtual APAC Corporate Academy

Series of five webinars provides mid-level M&A/corporate counsel with insight into regional trends and best practice in M&A transactions.

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

The European Commission’s evaluation of the antitrust rules on vertical agreements: where are we heading?

The European Commission’s evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and the Vertical Guidelines has shown that, whilst these tools continue to serve a useful purpose, there is room for…

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Publications: 21 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast: Indonesia’s proposed Omnibus Law - what to expect

In this episode, G&R Airtime discusses Indonesia’s proposed Omnibus Law, which aims to consolidate numerous provisions across various industry sectors into one, overarching law. 

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Publications: 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 18 Sept 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2011


BA Hons, History, University of Durham, 2006

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