Public M&A

Expert Guidance for UK Takeovers

Cavendish are trusted to provide strategic advice on all sides of UK public takeover activity.

We have guided some of the world’s largest corporates and private equity firms on the buyside on acquisitions of UK-listed companies, and supported target companies on both welcome and unwelcome approaches, and their pre-emptive bid defence strategies. Our advice is underpinned by the experience that comes from market-leading deal flow and the technical and regulatory expertise of having a former secondee to the Takeover Panel.

We work closely alongside and across the firm’s sector and product groups to ensure that advice is informed by the latest market developments and investor sentiment.

Recognising that transactions are often international, we collaborate seamlessly with partner firms globally across the Oaklins organisation.

With high levels of activity, the team has recent experience of advising on:

  • Strategy planning
  • Transaction planning
  • Structuring of associated financing (including debt advisory support where necessary)
  • Valuation support
  • Bid defence and vulnerability assessments
  • Market scanning and buyer identification
  • Process execution and support
  • Expert regulatory oversight and guidance

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