Public M&A deals H1 2020—UK—Market Tracker Trend Report
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
Public M&A deals H1 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, 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 provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Public M&A deals H1 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 12 firm offers and ten possible offers made for Main Market and AIM companies subject to the Takeover Code in H1 2020. It includes insight into public M&A trends and what we might expect to see in H2 2020 and beyond.

What does the Market Tracker trend report cover?

Topics covered include:

  1. deal value and volume

  2. private equity deal activity

  3. UK and foreign bidder activity

  4. industry focus

  5. deal structures

  6. post-offer statements of intention

  7. shareholder activism

  8. coronavirus (COVID-19) issues and impact

  9. legal and regulatory developments

What are the highlights from the report?

The economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a material impact on public M&A activity, with activity particularly reduced in Q2 2020.

There were 12 firm offers announced in H1 2020 compared with 33 firm

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