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The successful execution of a Mergers & Acquisition transaction, whether sell-side or buy-side, requires lawyers who understand their clients` businesses and markets, including the risks associated with their sector and how they can be mitigated in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner. Our M&A team is structured according to our clients’ sectors and will work with you and your other advisers to produce innovative structures and solutions that address the risks and challenges faced in your M&A transactions.

As a seller, buyer, financial investor or a company’s management team, we can advise you on all aspects of your transaction (public or private) involving the sale or acquisition of a company or business, both domestically in the UK or internationally. Consistently ranked by Mergermarket as the top Mergers & Acquisition law firm by deal count in Europe, our partner-led teams are structured and trained according to the industries our clients operate in.

With the resources of over 700 corporate lawyers in over 42 countries, over 120 of whom are based in the UK, we can advise you in all aspects of your Mergers & Acquisition transactions.

Whatever your size, whether you are a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost-effective solution for you. Covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, PFI, outsourcing, group restructurings and privatisations, Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors including financial services, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, healthcare & life sciences, real estate, hotels & leisure and technology, media & telecommunications. This allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks, and provide you with relevant commercial advice in context, saving you time and money.

01/01/2020
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Equity Cap­it­al Mar­kets
Se­quoia Eco­nom­ic In­fra­struc­ture In­come Fund (SE­QI) on a £300m pla­cing, open of­fer and of­fer for sub­scrip­tion and fur­ther £300m share is­su­ance pro­gramme.Primary Health Prop­er­ties plc on its c.£140m...
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05/08/2022
CMS ad­vises con­sor­ti­um on ac­quis­i­tion of in­terest in world’s largest off­shore...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised a con­sor­ti­um com­prised of GLIL In­fra­struc­ture and Oc­topus En­ergy Group on its agree­ment to ac­quire a 12.5% in­terest in the Hornsea One Off­shore Wind Farm from Glob­al...
28/07/2022
CMS helps the Neu­Con­nect pro­ject reach Fin­an­cial Close
With on­go­ing sup­port from CMS, Neu­Con­nect Bri­tain Lim­ited and Neu­Con­nect Deutsch­land GmbH & Co. KG (to­geth­er Neu­Con­nect) have achieved fin­an­cial close on their £2.4bn (EUR 2.8bn) elec­tri­city in­ter­con­nect­or...
19/07/2022
CMS ad­vises Mo­bi­us on ac­quis­i­tion by Wire­less Lo­gic
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised the share­hold­ers of Mo­bi­us Net­works (Mo­bi­us), the mar­ket lead­ing mo­bile vir­tu­al net­work op­er­at­or, on the sale of Mo­bi­us to Wire­less Lo­gic, the lead­ing glob­al In­ter­net...
14/07/2022
CMS ad­vises AnaCap Fin­an­cial Part­ners on in­vest­ment in Fur­ther Un­der­writ­ing...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised long­stand­ing cli­ent AnaCap Fin­an­cial Part­ners (“AnaCap”), a lead­ing private equity firm spe­cial­ising in European Fin­an­cial, Tech­no­logy, and re­lated Busi­ness...
11/07/2022
CMS ad­vises En­tre­pren­eur First on $158m Series C fun­drais­ing
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised in­ter­na­tion­al tal­ent in­vestor En­tre­pren­eur First (EF) on its USD $158m Series C fun­drais­ing. Foun­ded in 2011, EF brings to­geth­er cofounders look­ing to cre­ate a...
04/07/2022
CMS ad­vises Field on £77m fin­an­cing for port­fo­lio of bat­tery stor­age as­sets
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Field, a lead­ing bat­tery stor­age de­vel­op­ment com­pany, on its £47m fin­an­cing from in­vest­ment firm Triple Point En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency In­fra­struc­ture Com­pany (TEEC)...
23/05/2022
CMS ad­vises M&C Saat­chi on £310m con­tested takeover of­fer
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising long-stand­ing cli­ent M&C Saat­chi plc (“M&C Saat­chi”) on its con­tested takeover which has res­ul­ted in a £310m of­fer from Next Fif­teen Com­mu­nic­a­tions Group plc...
12/05/2022
CMS ad­vises Fre­mantle on ma­jor­ity stake ac­quis­i­tion in Ele­ment Pic­tures
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised in­de­pend­ent TV pro­duc­tion com­pany, Fre­mantle, part of Ber­tels­mann, the in­ter­na­tion­al me­dia group, on its ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity in­terest in award win­ning pro­duc­tion...
21/04/2022
CMS ad­vises Prag­mat­ic Group on his­tor­ic part­ner­ship with DAZN Group
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Prag­mat­ic Solu­tions and Prag­mat­ic Play ("Prag­mat­ic Group") in re­la­tion to its ex­clus­ive multi-year part­ner­ship with DAZN Group, a lead­ing sports en­ter­tain­ment busi­ness...
11/04/2022
CMS ad­vises RAW iG­am­ing on pur­chase of Leander Games
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised RAW iG­am­ing (RAW), the cre­at­ors of the ground-break­ing Su­per­S­lice® en­gine, on their ac­quis­i­tion of in­de­pend­ent gam­ing com­pany, Leander Games. Es­tab­lished in March...
04/04/2022
CMS ad­vises a Con­sor­ti­um on ac­quis­i­tion of 60% stake in Na­tion­al Grid gas...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised a Con­sor­ti­um com­pris­ing Macquar­ie As­set Man­age­ment, a glob­al as­set man­ager and the world’s largest in­fra­struc­ture man­ager, and Brit­ish Columbia In­vest­ment Man­age­ment...
31/03/2022
CMS ad­vises Kan­sai on its par­ti­cip­a­tion in a con­sor­ti­um ac­quir­ing a 50%...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised The Kan­sai Elec­tric Power Co., Inc. (“Kan­sai”) on its par­ti­cip­a­tion in a con­sor­ti­um led by Glen­nmont Part­ners and com­pris­ing oth­er in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors from...