Public M&A deals 2020—UK—Market Tracker Trend Report
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
Public M&A deals 2020—UK—Market Tracker Trend Report

The following Corporate practice note 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 provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Public M&A deals 2020—UK—Market Tracker Trend Report
  • What does the Market Tracker trend report cover?
  • What are the highlights from the report?
  • Market commentary

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 reviews, which were announced by Main Market and AIM companies subject to the Takeover Code in 2020. It includes insight into public M&A trends and what we and our contributors expect to see in 2021 and beyond.

What does the Market Tracker trend report cover?

Topics covered include:

  1. deal value and volume

  2. deal structure

  3. hostile, competing and mandatory offers

  4. P2P transactions

  5. UK and overseas bidder activity

  6. industry focus

  7. post-offer statements of intention (POI statements) and COVID-19

  8. legal and regulatory developments

  9. predictions for 2021

The report includes analysis of high profile transactions, including Intact Financial and Tryg’s £7.2bn offer for RSA Insurance Group, GardaWorld’s £3.7bn hostile offer for G4S, Allied Universal’s £3.8bn competing offer for G4S and Caesar Entertainment’s £2.9bn offer for William Hill.

What are the highlights from the report?

Public M&A activity increased significantly in H2 2020 compared with the first half of the year as global markets recovered and bidders shrugged off concerns about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 30 firm offers were announced in H2 2020 (H1 2020: 12 f

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