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Mergers & Acquisitions – M&A AdvisoryWH Ireland’s advisory capability includes mergers and acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.
We provide full service offering on public company takeovers and M&A advisory for listed companies and are also able to transact and advise on private acquisitions, acting for either offeror or offeree.
Public: Bid team/Offeror
We project manage the transaction and act as the main interface between the Offeror and the Takeover Panel.
Our advice covers:
- Structure of acquisition (offer to shareholders vs court approved Scheme of Arrangement)
- Approach to offeree boards and tactics for maximising the chances of success while minimizing transactional risk
- Approaches to target shareholders to understand their appetite to sell and potential transaction pricing.
- Offer document drafting
As Rule 3 adviser we provide advice to the board of the target company as to whether the financial terms of any offer (including alternative offers) are fair and reasonable.
It is a takeover rule requirement that Board of Offeree take independent financial advice.
Our advice encompasses valuation advice and supporting detail, shareholder communication and management, Tactics, including hostile bid defence, if appropriate, where our team has had notable success in the past.
We also provide various services to clients requiring a Rule 9 Whitewash or Concert Party advice.
Private M&A Advice
We advise on:
Strategic reviews and deal structuring
Review of current business and its operations and discussions and research of appropriate acquisition targets
Assistance with approaches, negotiations, project management of acquisition or disposal
Dual track process capability (IPO and Trade sale/Private Equity process run in tandem).
Our M&A credibility
Merger with La Casa Del Tobaco of Belgium to form Dominique London NV and subsequent private fundraise of €10.65m
Financial Adviser and Broker
Tex Holdings plc
Subscription and take private by major shareholder, Le Bas
Rule 3 Adviser
RM Special Holdings 3 LLC (Redmile)
Purchase and settlement of shares
Rule 9 mandatory cash offer for Redx Pharma plc
Strategic Review/Formal Sales Process
Recommented offer by major shareholder, Action real Estate CO KSCC
Rule 3 Adviser
Recommended offer for Cambrian Group plc
Recommended partial cash offer for Sutton Harbour Holdings
Financial Adviser to FB Investors
FIH Group plc
Recommended Offer from Staunton Holdings, unsolicited approach from Dolphin Fund
Joint Financial Adviser, Rule 3 Adviser and Nomad
Recommended cash offer for Waterman Group plc
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Managing Director, Corporate FInance
+44 (0) 20 7220 1650