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M&A Highlights - 2016

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2016 was, once again, a strong year for mergers and acquisitions activity at Strand Hanson across multiple jurisdictions and sectors 

  • Advised on transactions totalling approximately £1.0 billion, the majority of which were cross-border
  • Maintained leading positions in natural resources and Africa focussed businesses
  • Advised on 3 successful UK/Irish Takeover Code ("Code") transactions, including the second largest, hostile, successful Code takeover of 2016
  • Already announced 2 further UK Takeover Code transactions in 2017
  • Continued to be an active participant in private equity funded P2P transactions

Strand Hanson expects to maintain this high level of activity in 2017, with UK/UK transactions, being bolstered by international companies and private equity funds taking advantage of sterling’s post-Brexit depreciation and historically low debt financing costs.

“Once again, 2016 demonstrated client demand for genuinely innovative, bespoke, independent M&A advice, a demand we only see increasing in 2017 and which Strand Hanson is uniquely placed to meet.”
Simon Raggett, Chief Executive

“We enter 2017 with a strong pipeline of transactions and expect to see this continue throughout the year. Despite the uncertain political backdrop, macro-economic conditions remain very favourable for M&A.”
Stuart Faulkner, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions Activity - Public

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Mergers & Acquisitions Activity - Private

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Strand Hanson Contacts:

Simon Raggett                                                         
Chief Executive                                                                                 
Email: simonraggett@strandhanson.co.uk                    
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494                  

Lord Anthony St John
Chairman
Email: anthonystjohn@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Stuart Faulkner
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Email: stuartfaulkner@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Rory Murphy
Head of Oil & Gas
Email: rorymurphy@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

James Harris
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Email: jamesharris@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494

James Spinney
Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets
Email: jamesspinney@strandhanson.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 3494