The group informed on 75 corporate finance transactions worldwide (excluding prices for the banking industry ) — a rise of 18 percent on its own #6 billion aggregate deal value in 2019.
The company’s corporate finance attorneys supported customers on several high profile clean electricity and technology-led trades, underscoring their standing in such fast-growing and advanced businesses. Prices in the energy industry included:
The company also advised on notable deals in the tech and fintech industries, for example:
Performing for Epic Games, a top video games and video games motor writer and writer, at its acquisitions of SuperAwesome, a pioneer in the’kidtech’ marketplace, also Cubic Motion, a provider of facial animation technologies;
behaving as only adviser to AIM-listed Bigblu Broadband plc at the disposal of its own European satellite broadband company into Euronext-listed Eutelsat S.A., that demanded the coordination of conclusion throughout 11 authorities;
behaving for IndigoVision Group plc, the AIM-listed video security surveillance firm, in takeover from Motorola Solutions; and
behaving for secure payment provider PCI Pal plc in relation to its share setting.
Corporate prices action throughout the year spanned a broad selection of sectors, such as food and beverage, capital and capital markets, energy, life sciences and health care, property and financial solutions. The group also continued to encourage advanced start-ups and spin-outs in procuring seed financing or follow-on financing.
Other noteworthy deals completed during the year comprised:
Commenting on 2020’s corporate prices, George Frier, head of corporate finance at Shepherd and Wedderburn, stated:”It has been a challenging year for many companies, but the potency and breadth of bargains action that we’ve observed despite those struggles is testament to the durability of our customers and the broader business community.
“We also have entered 2021 performing quite closely, with a raft of important buys under our belt at the first quarter and also apparent indications that momentum is accelerating as we all emerge out of lockdown.”