Transactions UK

Law360 UK Transactions delivers daily news, real-time alerts and forward-thinking analysis on corporate transactions trends and deals in the U.K. and EU including hostile takeovers, friendly mergers, IPOs, buyouts and shareholder disputes – and the laws and regulation surrounding them.

This essential newswire is a daily must-read for successful transactions lawyers to keep up with the latest deals and dealmakers, make informed business decisions and capitalize on opportunities as they unfold.



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Latest News in Transactions UK

  • May 24, 2024

    The UK Laws That Will Pass Or Fail As Election Looms

    Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's decision to call an early general election to be held on July 4 has left several pieces of legislation hanging in the balance during the so-called "wash-up" period before Parliament is formally dissolved, while others have been pushed through. 

  • May 24, 2024

    Investor CriteriaCaixa Buys Construction Biz Stake For €983M

    Spanish investor CriteriaCaixa said on Friday that it has purchased a 9.4% stake in construction and infrastructure firm ACS for €983 million ($1.1 billion), boosting its portfolio of investments.

  • May 24, 2024

    Viavi's £1B Offer For London-Listed Spirent Lapses

    Communications group Viavi said Friday that it is terminating its approximately £1 billion ($1.27 billion) offer that it made in March for telecom testing specialist Spirent after it let the offer period lapse this week by accepting a rival bid.

  • May 24, 2024

    CMA To Probe $295M Roche Diagnostics Deal

    Britain's antitrust regulator said Friday that it has decided to launch a probe into Swiss drugmaker Roche's proposed $295 million purchase of parts of diagnostic company LumiraDx days after inviting public feedback to assess if the deal could harm competition.

  • May 24, 2024

    John Wood Rebuffs £1.5B Takeover Bid Despite Sweetener

    Oil and gas engineering consultancy John Wood Group said on Friday it has rejected a third takeover offer of £1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) from Sidara after concluding the sweetened bid "significantly undervalues" its business.

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Areas of Coverage

  • MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS & DISPOSALS:
  • Share swaps & cash acquisitions
  • IPOs, Cash Calls and Buybacks
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Leveraged-buyouts
  • Shareholder agreements & Poison Pills
  • Activist shareholders and proxy fights
  • Venture capital and private equity deals
  • Distressed M&A: insolvency, restructuring, bailouts
  • AGENCIES
  • The Competition and Markets Authority
  • The Financial Conduct Authority
  • The Pension Regulator
  • POLICY & REGULATION
  • U.K. Takeover Code under the Companies Act
  • Financial Services and Markets Act
  • Market Abuse Regulation
  • The Enterprise Act

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  • Corporate counsel and compliance officers at Fortune 1000 and FTSE 350 companies
  • Information experts at law firms, agencies and companies
  • Judges and court staff across the U.K.
  • Attorney and law firm marketing professionals
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