Mergers & acquisitions

Crefovi has a ‟Mergers & acquisitions” practice, which advises on transactions worldwide, offering clients the resources of a European law firm with a global network of local counsels. The M&A team of  Crefovi maintains an on-the-ground understanding of substantive legal matters, local markets and industry-specific issues.

Mergers & acquisitionsAssisting clients as they face the challenges of global mergers & acquisitions

Crefovi has a team of mergers & acquisitions lawyers, who are experienced in acquisitions and disposals in a wide range of industries, including those that are highly regulated. The firm’s industry acumen is broad and deep, and reflects the strengths of Crefovi’s ‟Mergers & acquisitions” practice as a whole, as well as the firm’s leading corporate finance, regulatory and controversy practices.

The mergers & acquisitions clients of Crefovi include:

  • public and private companies, ranging from Footsie 100, CAC 40 and multinational corporations to emerging companies;
  • private equity and other financial sponsors, including venture capital and sovereign wealth funds;
  • boards of directors and their special committees, and
  • financial advisors.

Comprehensive expertise

The firm’s lawyers participate in transactions in virtually every part of the world. By leveraging the full capabilities of Crefovi network of local counsels worldwide, Crefovi mergers & acquisitions lawyers handle effectively even the most complex, cross-jurisdictional deals.

The firm’s lawyers participate in all types of M&A transactions on a global basis, including:

Crefovi has vast experience representing companies in negotiated and contested mergers & acquisitions matters in a wide variety of contexts, including competitive auctions, exclusive transactions, club deals, carve-outs and joint ventures.

A key component of the firm’s ‟Mergers & acquisitions” practice is its broad understanding of the corporate governance aspects of transactions. Crefovi has M&A and litigation teams, who effectively counsel boards of directors in difficult and sensitive situations, with particular expertise providing defense advice to public companies.

A global network

Clients praise Crefovi’s lawyers for their responsiveness & ability to understand the technical, business and legal aspects of each matter in relation to mergers & acquisitions, and come back, matter after matter, to be advised by them.

While London and Paris based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multinational teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.

The team has therefore established an extensive international network of mergers & acquisitions contacts and a close association with other specialist lawyers worldwide. Our history of successes in high profile, politically sensitive matters reflects an ability to act swiftly and with the utmost discretion.


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