Hyve Group plc
Advising Hyve Group plc, a next-generation global events business, on a recommended takeover bid for it by funds advised by Providence Equity. The takeover values Hyve at approximately £320m and is expected to be implemented by way of a court-approved scheme of arrangement.
Advising NortonLifeLock Inc., a NASDAQ-listed provider of consumer Cyber Safety solutions, on its recommended cash and stock merger with FTSE100 company Avast plc, a leading global cybersecurity provider, in a transaction attributing an enterprise value to Avast of up to $9.2bn.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc
Advising Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, a biopharmaceutical company based in Ireland, on its acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals plc for a total consideration of $7.2bn, comprising cash of $6.55bn and stock of $650m, by way of a UK scheme of arrangement.
Inspecs Group plc
Advising Inspecs Group plc, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames, on the acquisition of Eschenbach Holding GmbH for over 100m, partly financed by a £64m equity placing.
Advising Hyve, the next-generation global events business, on its acquisition of 121 Group, a market-leading omnichannel meetings programme organiser focused on the mining sector, including on the related equity placing to fund the acquisition.
Advising Alexion Pharmaceuticals on the UK aspects of AstraZeneca plc’s acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals for $39bn in cash and shares.
Perrigo Company plc
Advising Perrigo Company plc, an NYSE-listed leading global self-care company, on the sale of its Rosemont Pharmaceuticals business to a UK-headquartered private equity firm for £156m.
Advising NYSE listed transportation and supply chain company XPO Logistics on the acquisition of certain UK contract logistics operations from Swiss logistics business Kuehne + Nagel International AG.
Inspecs Group plc
Advising designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames, Inspecs Group plc, on its £140m IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
Advising GAME Digital plc on the mandatory takeover bid for it made by Sports Direct.
Advising Tarsus Group plc on its recommended £561m takeover by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP.
Advising Stanhope on its investment in S4 Capital plc.
Acting for WEPA on its acquisition of the 50 per cent stake in its Northwood & WEPA, a paper supplier based in the UK, from its joint venture partner.
Advising Quayle Munro on the sale of Quayle Munro Advisory (the majority of its business) to Houlihan Lokey.
Regal Entertainment Group
Advising Regal Entertainment Group, the US motion picture exhibitor, on its $3.6bn acquisition by the UK’s largest cinema operator, Cineworld Group plc.
Banijay Rights Limited
Advising Banijay Rights Limited on its acquisition of Castaway Television Productions Limited, the owner of the rights to the “Survivor” television programme.
Advising Xafinity plc on its £153m acquisition of Punter Southall Holdings Limited, having previously advised the senior management team on its flotation on the main London market.
Advising the Economist on its acquisition of Signal & Noise Limited.
Family trusts of Tom Singh
Advising the family trusts of Tom Singh, the founder of New Look, on the £780m sale of the business by Apax and Permira to Brait SE, including a minority reinvestment in the acquisition vehicle by the Singh family trusts.
GAME Digital plc
Advising GAME Digital plc, the leading omni-channel specialist retailer of video games in the UK and Spain, on its £340m flotation on the main London market.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Advising Verizon Communications Inc. on its $130bn acquisition of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Wireless.