Travers Smith LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected corporate group advising sponsors and corporates on the full spectrum of transactional work, with significant sector strengths in financial services, infrastructure, retail and technology. Regularly involved in deals with a global footprint, including those involving European and North American interests. Possesses significant expertise in mid-market transactions and maintains a strong track record in high-end deals.

Strengths A source says: "They make me confident and comfortable that we will get the best deal, done in a nice, non-adversarial manner."

Work highlights Represented Breedon Group with respect to its acquisition of Lagan Group for GBP455 million.

Assisted Basalt Infrastructure Partners with the disposal of its interest in Alkane Energy to Infinis Energy Management for GBP125 million.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Gillen
has an excellent track record acting on significant deals in the mid-market space. He exhibits strength in public and private M&A transactions on both a domestic and international stage.

Chris Hale
maintains an excellent standing in the market as a result of his deep knowledge and experience in M&A and buyouts. He is the firm's senior partner, and counts corporates, private equity houses and management teams among his clientele.

Philip Cheveley
maintains a broad practice incorporating expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A with knowledge of equity matters, financings and general corporate legal issues. Clients also benefit from his experience in UKLA listing rules and disclosure and transparency rules.

Richard Spedding
offers clients market-leading representation in public and private M&A transactions. He acts for companies and private equity houses, and offers further expertise in issues concerning the Takeover Code.

Spencer Summerfield
is described by market sources as "incredibly knowledgeable" and an "impressive operator." He advises clients on high-end M&A and joint venture transactions, with a notable presence in infrastructure.