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What is an intention to float announcement?An intention to float announcements (ITF) is generally the first announcement to the public by an issuer of...
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Important-this provisional allotment letter (pal) is of value and is negotiable. It requires your immediate attention. The offer expires at [insert...
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9th Nov
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A ratchet in private equity is a mechanism to vary the amount of equity held by founders, managers and employees post-investment.In a venture capital...
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This document provides accessible practical guidance and links to more comprehensive content in relation to class 1 transactions undertaken by UK...
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A company having a share capital may have separate classes of shares. As a general rule, a type of share will form a separate class from other shares...
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A minority member in a company does not have much power to influence its management or any majority member(s) and, therefore, sometimes their...
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This Practice Note examines the law and practice on giving irrevocable commitments or undertakings or letters of intent in the context of a public...
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The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) is an independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-sized quoted companies. One...
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A demerger is a transaction whereby a business carried on by a company within a group is taken out of that group and run under separate management but...
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This Practice Note considers the unique contractual status of the articles of association between the company and its members, primarily under s 33(1)...
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The [Secretary OR Directors][insert company name][insert company address][Insert date]Dear [[insert name] OR Company Secretary]Re: [insert company...
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This Practice Note summarises the important amendments made to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code) in September 2011. The changes were...
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14th Feb
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Brexit impactThe operation of the UK takeover regime has been affected by Brexit, in particular in the following areas:•the loss of the ability to...
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14th Feb
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In recent years, schemes have been the structure of choice for the majority of offerors implementing a takeover despite the prohibition of...
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14th Feb
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Fairness opinionA ‘fairness opinion’ is usually understood as meaning a professional opinion provided by an investment bank or other adviser as to...
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11th Feb
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The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 42 firm offers, 45 possible offers and 13 formal sale processes and/or strategic...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Distin of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Wood of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Allport of Bird & Bird, Alison Smith of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Selina Sagayam of Gibson Dunn, Adam Cain, Julian Stanier, Tom Matthews of White & Case, Dominic Ross of White & Case and Patrick Sarch Partner of White & Case 5th Feb
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The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 66 firm offers and 45 possible offers made for quoted companies subject to the...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Distin of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Wood of Addleshaw Goddard, Alison Smith of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Selina Sagayam of Gibson Dunn, Leon Ferera of Jones Day, Adam Cain, Julian Stanier, Tom Matthews of White & Case, Dominic Ross of White & Case, Patrick Sarch Partner of White & Case and Simon Allport of Bird & Bird 2nd Feb
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The Market Tracker trend report provides in-depth analysis of the 12 firm offers and ten possible offers made for Main Market and AIM companies...
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Produced in partnership with Giles Distin of Addleshaw Goddard, Simon Wood of Addleshaw Goddard, Alison Smith of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Selina Sagayam of Gibson Dunn, Leon Ferera of Jones Day, Adam Cain, Julian Stanier, Tom Matthews of White & Case, Dominic Ross of White & Case and Patrick Sarch Partner of White & Case 2nd Feb
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Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to...
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2nd Feb
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The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code) is the principal source of rules governing:•the timing, manner and specific content of announcements...
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1st Feb
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This Practice Note explains what a public to private (P2P) transaction is and the applicable UK regulatory regime. It also considers specific issues a...
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1st Feb
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At 11pm (GMT) on 31 January 2020 (exit day), the United Kingdom left the European Union in accordance with a ratified Withdrawal Agreement between the...
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1st Feb
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A ‘merger’ may fall within the EU merger rules and require notification to the European Commission if at least two parties to the transaction generate...
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28th Jan
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BackgroundAlthough all employees of an offeree are likely to have a strong interest in the outcome of the offer, their employment rights are unlikely...
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27th Jan
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Proposed changes to the offer timetableIn October 2020 the Panel published a consultation paper, which proposed substantial amendments to the Code...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note discusses the various stages of a public company takeover offer in the light of the detailed timetable requirements prescribed by...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at conditions, pre-conditions and terms typically included in public company takeover offers. It focuses on the most common...
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27th Jan
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It is a fundamental concept of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (Code) that an offeror should announce a firm intention to make an offer only...
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27th Jan
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Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.The nature of a mandatory offerMost takeover offers are voluntary, in...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note discusses the conduct of due diligence by an offeror on a public takeover. It considers the purpose of due diligence, its potential...
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27th Jan

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