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Distressed M&A

The term ‘distressed M&A’ can cover a wide range of transactions, from share acquisitions of companies that may need support going forward, to asset purchases from insolvency practitioners, debt sales and purchases with a ‘loan to own’ strategy, disposal of non-core businesses.

What do they all have in common?  Well, they all tend to share similar issues: an accelerated timetable, limited information available and often limited or no warranty protection for buyers.

Although our clients usually know what they’re doing when it comes to solvent sales, distressed acquisitions are very different. They need a more commercial focus and clients must be ready to act quickly. It helps to have the support of experienced advisers.

Our team of expert restructuring and insolvency lawyers can help. We have a long history of advising on distressed M&A processes and we work collaboratively to make sure our clients get the advice they really need.  Our work is backed up by specialists from around the firm who provide knowledge depending on the nature of the deal.

We currently have experts with experience of advising on distressed M&A:

We act for both buyers and sellers (including a significant number of insolvency practitioners) and we’re able to advise on all structures through which distressed M&A is likely to take place: from purchasing through the tried and tested ‘pre-pack’ route, to more complex structures involving a distressed debt acquisition or the contemporaneous compromise of creditor claims/ equity through a scheme/ restructuring plan/ CVA.

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Gawain
Moore

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Askew

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Lole

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