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Burges Salmon advises Fern Trading Limited on the acquisition of Jurassic Fibre Limited

Fern also advised by Octopus Investments on a long term funding deal potentially exceeding £250 million, creating jobs and essential infrastructure in the South West.
17 May 2019

UK merger control changes: national security

Changes to the UK merger control thresholds have been introduced to widen the government’s jurisdiction to consider mergers with national security implications.
11 June 2018

Merger control: a reminder of the CMA risks of not going public on mergers

The CMA’s recent reference of the completed acquisition by Vanilla Group Limited of Washstation Limited is a reminder to companies of the risks of not publically announcing mergers.
31 May 2018


Guide to private company sales and acquisitions

This guide provides an overview of the legal process when buying or selling a private company or business, including the structure of the deal, the process and the key documents involved.
20 November 2017

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Burges Salmon advises Gooch & Housego on acquisition of StingRay Optics

The firm's corporate experts worked closely with preferred US firm, Thompson Hine LLP, on the acquisition of the infrared optics specialist.
01 March 2017

Takeover Code: Given the cold-shoulder

Systematically lying to a statutory regulator results in cold-shouldering sanction.
13 January 2017

Takeover tactics

Issuing shares during an offer period – differing takeover tactics across Europe.
08 December 2016

Will we see more shareholder activism following Brexit?

The UK M&A market is now seemingly more attractive to overseas investors who can benefit from the combined effect of market volatility and sterling weakness.
16 September 2016

Takeover Code update

Imminent changes to the rules on communication and distribution of information during an offer.
01 September 2016


Public Companies: Cancellation schemes of arrangement not available on takeovers

Recent changes mean public company takeovers cannot use cancellation schemes of arrangement. New regulations prohibit share capital reduction where the scheme is to acquire all company shares.
12 March 2015


UK Takeover Code

The Takeover Panel has introduced new framework regulating “post-offer undertakings” and “post-offer intention statements” made by bidders and targets. We explain the rules in greater depth here.
24 February 2015


Corporate team - 2013 cross-sector experience

The Corporate team works across the UK and major international jurisdictions. In 2013, they advised across a range of sectors from energy and financial services to food & drink.


14 November 2013
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