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Get­ting the deal through - Health­care M&A 2021 (third edi­tion)
The third edi­tion of Get­ting the Deal Through – Health­care M&A ex­plores the cur­rent is­sues in health­care M&A trans­ac­tions. It also acts as a com­par­at­ive leg­al guide for cross bor­der or multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al...
CMS ad­vises on £260m pla­cing to part-fund €470m re­verse ac­quis­i­tion
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising Strand Han­son as fin­an­cial and nom­in­ated ad­viser and Peel Hunt, Liber­um Cap­it­al and Nu­mis Se­cur­it­ies as joint book­run­ners on a £260m pla­cing, con­duc­ted by way of...
Pro­posed ac­quis­i­tion of Air Europa by IAG: Com­mis­sion opens in-depth in­vest­ig­a­tion
On 29 June 2021, the European Com­mis­sion opened Phase II mer­ger con­trol pro­ceed­ings on IAG's pro­posed ac­quis­i­tion of Air Europa be­cause of its po­ten­tial im­pact on the Span­ish air ser­vices mar­ket. In May...
CMS ad­vises Money­hub on latest fund­ing round
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has provided guid­ance to long­stand­ing fintech cli­ent Money­hub, the mar­ket-lead­ing Open Fin­ance data, in­tel­li­gence and pay­ments plat­form, on its latest fund­ing round which was...
CMS ad­vises GRID­SERVE on ac­quis­i­tion of the Elec­tric High­way
In­ter­na­tion­al law CMS has ad­vised GRID­SERVE, a de­veloper and op­er­at­or of clean en­ergy solu­tions for crit­ic­al power in­fra­struc­ture, on its ac­quis­i­tion of the Elec­tric High­way from green en­ergy com­pany...
EU Na­tion­al Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­it­ies pub­lish joint pa­per on Di­git­al Mar­kets...
The de­bate about the draft Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) – the European Com­mis­sion's flag­ship pro­ject in the di­git­al sec­tor – is in­tensi­fy­ing. In May, the self-pro­claimed "Friends of an Ef­fect­ive DMA"...
CMS ad­vises cli­ents in re­la­tion to AIM IPO and re­verse ac­quis­i­tion
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on two equity cap­it­al mar­ket trans­ac­tions in re­cent weeks. CMS ac­ted for Pan­mure Gor­don as nom­in­ated ad­viser and sole broker to Are­cor Thera­peut­ics plc in re­la­tion...
CMS ad­vises Thin­Cats on £160m stra­tegic in­vest­ment from Wa­fra Cap­it­al Part­ners
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Thin­Cats1, on its £160m stra­tegic in­vest­ment from Wa­fra Cap­it­al Part­ners (WCP), a New York-based in­vest­ment man­age­ment firm. CMS also ad­vised Thin­Cats’ man­age­ment...
CMS se­cures place in FCA’s reg­u­lat­ory sand­box
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has been chosen by the UK Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) to par­ti­cip­ate in its 2021 reg­u­lat­ory sand­box (the sand­box). The FCA re­ceived 58 ap­plic­a­tions for the sand­box, with...
CMS ad­vises OMERS Ven­tures on $22m Series A in­vest­ment in Lick Home
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised OMERS Ven­tures, the ven­tures arm of OMERS, on its role lead­ing Lick Home’s (Lick) $22 mil­lion Series A fun­drais­ing round. The in­vest­ment group in­cluded ex­ist­ing...
Com­mer­cial Court strikes out con­tin­gent war­ranty claims
The Com­mer­cial Court has struck out sub­stant­ive ele­ments of a claim for breach of war­ranties said to have aris­en from in­vest­ig­a­tions con­cern­ing al­leged “cum-ex” and swaps trad­ing. Cal­ver J held that...
CMS ad­vises Lyst on $85m fun­drais­ing
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised UK scale-up and glob­al fash­ion e-com­merce plat­form Lyst Ltd on its $85 mil­lion fun­drais­ing. In­vestors in the fund­ing round in­cluded cer­tain funds man­aged by Fi­del­ity...