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 a leading mid-market M&A adviser and our current team has advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value of c.£4.0bn since our MBO in 2009.”

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

Strand Hanson has advised on some of the most complicated, multi-jurisdictional transactions in the UK public market. Strand Hanson prides itself on creating innovative solutions to complex problems and has advised on c.£4.0bn of M&A since our MBO.

Strand Hanson has won a number of awards for M&A – including, most recently, Best UK Mid-Market Public M&A Adviser 2020 from M&A Today.

Strand Hanson has achieved a number of awards for M&A, including, most recently, “2018’s Leading Full-Service M&A Adviser” from Wealth & Finance International and “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.

Recent M&A transactions

  • Aukett Swanke Group

    Acquisition of Torpedo Factory Group Limited for a total consideration of £2.82 million

  • Critical Metals plc

    Acquisition of majority interest in Madini Occidental Limited, £1.8 million placing and readmission of the enlarged group to trading on the Main Market of the LSE

  • Bayford & Co Ltd

    Advice in relation to providing a £6 million convertible term facility to Fulcrum Utility Services Limited

  • Scirocco Energy plc

    Conditional binding agreement with Wentworth Resources plc (AIM: WEN) to divest its 25% non-operated interest in the Ruvuma asset, Tanzania, for a total consideration of up to US$16 million.

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