We have acted for a longstanding client of the firm on several acquisitions of property investment companies with substantial property portfolios over recent years. The most recent acquisition was completed in late 2016 but the combined value of the deals is well in excess of £100 million.

The transactions have often involved unusual features such as dealing with large numbers of shareholders and, for example, proceeding via a recommended offer rather than a more standard share and purchase agreement.

Our role always includes close liaison with our real estate team, and regularly involves advising the client in connection with its financing arrangements.