Corporate M&A

ARCLIFFE LLP represents a variety of players in M&A transactions, including bidders, targets, boards of directors, controlling shareholders, institutional and private investors as well as acquisition financiers.

We have experience in share and asset deals, tender offers, spinoffs, restructurings and acquisitions out of bankruptcy. When planning corporate transactions, we provide an integrated service, from due diligence review to transaction structuring, from analysis of tax and regulatory implications to post-closing follow through. In addition, we regularly advise on commercial contracts and general corporate needs such as board and shareholder requirements, restructuring, corporate governance and best practices.

A selection of our collective knowledge, includes advising:

  • Advising Rompetrol Group NV in the acquisition by Trade House “KazMunaiGaz” JSC, Kazakhstan in the largest M&A transaction to date in CEE amounting to US$ 2.7 billion.
  • A leading European private equity firm in relation to a cross-border acquisition of the subsidiaries of a leading UK based manufacturer of boilers and radiators having subsidiaries in several jurisdictions, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Turkey and Romania.
  • A major Czech private equity fund on a cross-border acquisition (covering the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia) of a leading Central European player in pay per click advertising and the subsequent divestment of the shares in the company.
  • Doughty Hanson. Assisting the international private equity fund in CEE in connection within €367 million acquisitions of TMF Group, a service providing company in Europe and US.
  • PSP (Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada) on the acquisition of Hochtief AirPort GmbH (the majority owner of the company operating Budapest International Airport).
  • FN Cable Holdings (a telecoms company ultimately owned by Warburg Pincus) in the sale of its Hungarian subsidiaries of Magyar Telecom B.V. (one of the largest M&A deal in the TMT sector in Hungary).

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