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Mergers & Acquisitions

We regularly act in relation to significant M&A activity in our jurisdictions, whether as lead counsel for strictly local matters or as part of an international team for multi-jurisdictional transactions.

In addition to the negotiation of transaction documents, we assist clients with disclosure and due diligence exercises as well as obtain competition authority clearances. Our focus is a practical one; looking to allow clients the certainty to conclude a deal in the knowledge that their risk has been identified and mitigated appropriately.

Mergers & Acquisitions services
Acquisition Finance
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Advising on acquisition finance is a key part of our services when acting on M&A transactions. We work with our corporate teams to provide solutions which may include conventional loans, leveraging the target, accessing capital markets, or typically, a combination. We act for lenders, corporates and corporate advisors.

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Competition Law
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It is important for businesses to understand what constitutes a dominant market position in order to avoid unnecessarily or unknowingly becoming involved in anti-competitive practices, especially during mergers and acquisitions. Penalties can be significant and, potentially, directors may be disqualified or worse. In addition to regularly gaining merger approvals, our commercial team also advise a number of major businesses on the practical effect of the competition regimes on their businesses.

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Corporate Acquisitions and Takeovers
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Our team has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of corporate acquisitions providing seamless support from agreeing heads of terms all the way through to completion.

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Due-Diligence
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Our experienced team will handle the due diligence process, from initial requests for information and documentation, transitioning to the review phase, making further requisitions as necessary and producing a comprehensive due diligence report setting out key issues and areas for risk mitigation.

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Mergers, Amalgamations and Schemes of Arrangement
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We provide expert legal support on both local and cross border amalgamations of regulated and unregulated companies and work closely with our dispute resolution team on local schemes of arrangement.

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Mergers & Acquisitions NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
Deal 28 Jan 2021

Dissenting from short form mergers

In a comprehensive ruling handed down today, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Grand Court) confirmed that shareholders of companies that undertake a 'short-form'...

News 13 Apr 2021

Collas Crill advises Curaleaf

Collas Crill has advised Curaleaf on its successful acquisition of EMMAC Life Sciences Limited ('EMMAC') at an implied post money valuation of $413m.  EMMAC is Europe's...

Insight 08 Apr 2021

Emerging patterns in Cayman Islands

This article, co-written by Collas Crill Partner Rocco Cecere and South Square Barrister Edoardo Lupi, was first published in the March 2021 issue of South Square Digest...

Insight 28 Feb 2020

eHi Car Services Limited

The Grand Court (Court) has handed down its ruling in eHi Car Services Limited[1](Ruling), roundly rejecting an attempt by eHi Car Services Limited (Company) to re-write the...

Insight 14 Feb 2020

Shanda: Minority discounts

The Board of the Privy Council (Board) recently handed down its decision in Shanda Games[1], a case involving the determination of 'fair value' of shares pursuant to s.238...

News 16 Apr 2021

The evolution of Guernsey's funds

Partner Wayne Atkinson speaks to Maddie Saghir from Asset Servicing Times on the evolution of Guernsey's funds industry in recent years. First published on 14 April 2021...