Our corporate law experts direct mergers and acquisitions at all levels. For private companies, PLCs, private equity firms, management teams, partnerships and LLPs, in the UK and overseas, M&A sits at the heart of what we do best.
One of the five most active M&A teams in the UK legal market, we are known for our expertise in managing high profile, complex deals quickly and efficiently. What sets us apart is our ability to use this experience to identify the issues that can affect deal value, to understand them and to implement decisive solutions, so that your deal continues unaffected.
The real value to our clients comes from you knowing that we combine this ‘large firm’ skill and success, without sacrificing industry and regional understanding. We work hard to become a part of your transactional team, understanding your needs and organisational culture, so that we can work collaboratively to achieve your commercial objectives.
The Finance Act 2019 has confirmed new limitations on the availability and operation of Entrepreneurs' Relief. Employee shareholders and private equity investors need to be alive to the changes and their impact on share disposals or on structuring new investments.
Legal business DWF has appointed corporate partner Ben Constance to its Singapore office as the business continues to grow its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Ben joins from Taylor Wessing, where he headed the Dubai corporate team.
DWF has advised Boston Networks and its private equity fund backer Aliter Capital, in Boston's acquisition of 20/20 Vision Systems Limited. This is the sixth deal DWF has supported Aliter with since it was founded in 2016.
DWF has advised Burton's Biscuit Company on the sale of its chocolate manufacturing refinery in the Wirral to Swiss chocolate firm Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, for an undisclosed sum.
DWF's national corporate team has had a record-breaking half year completing 61 deals in the period from April to October.
DWF is advising PepsiCo on the intended acquisition of premium crisps brand, Pipers Crisps. The acquisition, which is subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority, is expected to be concluded in early 2019.
International legal business DWF has advised the shareholders of Love Energy Savings, a leading energy price comparison specialist, on the secondary buyout of the business by mid-market private equity investor LDC, to further accelerate organic growth.
Legal business DWF has advised the EDM Group, the leading supplier of aviation, defence and rail training simulators globally, on its acquisition of RP Aero Systems, a UK-based engineering company that delivers specialist materials and training systems to the aviation industry.
The Birmingham corporate team of international legal business DWF has advised Acenta Steel on its acquisition by global metals trading business Aar Tee Industries Holdings Pte Limited.