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Mergers and acquisitions

Eversheds Sutherland’s global mergers and acquisitions team comprises more than 700 lawyers and is internationally recognized for acting on mid-market corporate transactions. As well as a wealth of experience advising on the most complex strategic projects, we also work on smaller transactions. Whether your business is public or private, we understand the challenges of M&A deals and are on hand to help you achieve your goals.

Experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyers

Our team combines detailed legal experience with in-depth knowledge of local regulations and cross-border M&A transactions. Wherever the transaction is led from, we provide a seamless and integrated relationship-led service.

Our lawyers are well versed in the unique requirements of mergers, tender offers, stock and asset acquisitions, corporate restructurings, spin-offs, recapitalizations and other deal structures. We negotiate and establish alliances, joint ventures and other partnering relationships. In addition, we develop innovative approaches to implement other tailored commercial relationships.

Our global M&A team advises clients across a broad range of sectors including aerospace and defense, communications, consumer products, e-commerce, energy, financial services, insurance, industrials and technology. We understand regulatory frameworks and the impact on transactions of the key issues that affect your business. This in-depth sector knowledge allows us to add real value to the M&A process.

Our international M&A lawyers are also trained in our customized project management process, ensuring a consistently high level of transaction delivery on time and within budget. This approach allows us to provide effective strategic guidance tailored to your individual business needs.

Our recent experience includes:

  • Advising Digital Wholesale Solutions on the sale of the company to Inflexion Private Equity for $1.3b;
  • Advising the shareholders of CyrusOne on the $15bn sale of the company to KKR and GIP;
  • Advising Rolls Royce on the sale of ITP Aero for €1.7bn;
  • Advising Cox Enterprises on the sale of Cox Media Group's radio station portfolio and national advertising businesses for $3.1b;
  • Representing Empower Retirement to acquire the full-service retirement business of Prudential Financial Inc for a total transaction value of $3.55 billion.

Contact our mergers and acquisitions team

If you would like any further information or need advice on mergers and acquisitions, please contact our legal team.

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