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Mergers & Acquisitions

Strand Hanson provides a full M&A offering with a dedicated M&A team advising corporate clients, financial sponsors and activist shareholders on all aspects of M&A, including both public and private acquisitions and strategic defence planning.

Strand Hanson is an award winning M&A adviser and we have advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value of c.£2.2 billion since our MBO in 2009.



Strand Hanson has won a number of awards for M&A, including, most recently, Best Full-Service M&A Adviser 2017 from Acquisitions International.

Strand Hanson is one of the most active UK Takeover Panel approved advisers, and we have significant experience of working as financial adviser to both offerors and offerees on all M&A related matters:

  • Takeovers - recommended, unilateral and hostile
  • Bid defences both strategic and tactical, including white knight identification
  • Public-to-Private transactions
  • Sourcing of debt, equity and quasi equity funding to finance transactions
  • MBOs, MBIs and secondary buy-outs
  • Sourcing of acquisition targets
  • Valuation analysis of target companies/assets
  • Structuring transactions to minimise purchaser risk
  • Expertise in multi-jurisdictional takeover processes

We offer a comprehensive range of M&A services, both for public and private M&A and have advised on some of the most complex transactions in the UK market.

  • Asian Plantations Limited

    Voluntary cash offer for the company by Felda Global Ventures Holdings

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    £102.9m
    Value of Offer
  • Belphar Ltd

    Recommended all cash offer for Pan European Terminals Plc by Belphar Ltd by means of a contractual offer

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    £23.4m
    Value of Offer
  • Velosi Limited

    Recommended cash offer for the Company by Applus Technologies Holding S.L., a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, valuing the company at £87.8m

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    61.4%
    Offer premium to prevailing share price