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Corporate and M&A


Highly responsive and very commercial lawyers with a proactive approach.

Cécile Davanne-Mortreux Partner, Almain A.A.R.P.I. Paris, France

The Peregrine team had an attention to detail and a willingness to assist on all aspects of the deal, and they played an integral part in achieving transaction completion.

Nigel Williams Collins Foods Group, Australia

As the transaction ground on, I became increasingly grateful that we had selected Peregrine Law to represent us. I would certainly recommend the service they offered us.

Mark Needham Chairman, Widget Group (now part of CMS Distribution)

Experts in advising on corporate deals including UK and international mergers & acquisitions (M&A)

Peregrine Law’s corporate lawyers have great experience and skills in complex Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).  We have a team of quality lawyers who have worked on large and small, public and private M&A deals all over the world.  They are now purely focused on delivering exceptional legal services to Peregrine’s clients off our modern, client-centric corporate law platform.  You get exceptional value and 24/7 access to our leading, London City trained deal lawyers.

Our M&A expertise includes:

  • Public Takeovers/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Share and asset acquisitions and disposals
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Management buy outs (MBOs) and buy ins (MBIs)
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate advisory
  • Company reorganisations

Peregrine’s recent Mergers & Acquisitions experience includes advising:

  • AIM listed, leading software solutions business Ideagen PLC on 3 UK acquisitions
  • Euronext Brussels’ listed, Econocom Group SE’s investments in Northern Technology Investments Limited and JTRS Ltd
  • ASX listed, Collins Foods Group, a KFC franchisee on aspects of its approx. €12m acquisition of restaurants in Germany and €60m purchase of restaurants in The Netherlands from Yum! Brands
  • Fund manager, Calculus Capital and its EIS fund on a series of UK investments
  • Widget Group, a leading UK wearable technology distributor, with operations in the UK, The Netherlands and Sweden on its sale to Ireland’s CMS Distribution
  • GSN Holdings on the management buy out of leading London office products retailer, Anglo Group
  • a Cayman hedge fund on the disposal of one Hong Kong and two French subsidiary companies
  • a leading UK Oracle technology brand on its sale to a US private equity backed acquirer
  • an Italian company, a former member of the Marconi group, on an acquisition of assets in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Our M&A lawyers who also have experience of acting:

  • as the UK legal advisers on the acquisition of one of the most important and comprehensive collections of Ferrari cars in the world
  • for a leading US oil & gas company on 3 related transactions with a Chinese state owned enterprise involving the disposal of certain oil & gas interests in Australia
  • for BG Group plc on the acquisition and restructure of joint venture interests in a major Indian LNG and port terminal
  • on the acquisition of Israel’s NMI by NYSE listed, Altria Group
  • for an ASX listed corporation on their casino joint ventures and other gaming investments in the UK
  • for a UK FTSE 100 company on an Asian corporate restructure and subsequent sale of one of its Chinese businesses
  • on the acquisition and development of the UK franchise of a global children’s entertainment and education business

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