Atkinson Vinden is recognised for its expertise in a wide range of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across a broad spectrum of industries.
M&A is a broad term used to describe a range of events or transactions which create a change in consolidation or ownership.
Our M&A lawyers frequently advise on various large and complex transactions acting as a vehicle to achieve our client’s goals in a commercial and timely manner. Our M&A lawyers add value by meeting with our clients to identify their goals, risk and develop strategies from where our clients are to where they want to be.
We not only negotiate agreements, but work alongside our clients, their financial advisors and internal managers to problem solve and put in place procedures to ensure the agreed strategy will meet the clients goal, in the most cost effective manner considering all current and future risks. We understand that each business and company is unique and our approach is tailored to each client’s needs and specific transaction.
We have assisted in transactions such as: joint ventures, sale and purchase transactions, consolidations, tender bids, divesting, merger, acquisitions (including not-for-profit organisations) and equity participation.
- Due Diligence;
- Deal structuring;
- Value adding;
- Corporate guidance and governance including directors, boards, shareholders;
- Merger integration;
- Timely and effective advice;
- Risk audits; and
- Problem solving and practical solutions.
Our M&A lawyers’ expertise in this area enable us to execute strategies and play a significant role in any advisory process.
There are many risks associated with taking on another business. We encourage our clients to pay careful notice of issues beyond the immediately obvious. For example, holding on to key staff is critical, particularly if those persons possess important knowledge about company operations, or connections with key suppliers and third parties. A corollary of this is ensuring that those employees who leave have adequate restraints in place to avoid unfair competition in the market place.