We advise and support buyers and sellers in all phases of a merger or acquisition: from drafting a bid or a term sheet to negotiating the final documentation and signing and closing the deal. We advise on the full range of deal structures, for acquisitions and divestments to auctions, private equity, venture capital and (legal) demergers.
Our proven track record in mergers and acquisitions and our expertise and (local) knowledge enable us to provide high-quality, cost-effective legal advice. Our team of lawyers, civil-law notaries and legal advisors in the global EY Law network adopt a common approach, which means that cross-border deals can be handled effectively.
We are deal makers who understand your business. Not the legal analysis but the best possible solution is the decisive factor. We work from an entrepreneurial mindset and seek win-win situations. We have quick minds and the ability to think creatively with the client.
We understand the financial parameters of a deal, have experience in tax structuring and have an affinity with the ratios the bank needs in terms of financing. This combination of skills is not obvious and it sets us apart from the rest.
Where possible, we work in multidisciplinary teams of experts. On many assignments, our lawyers and civil-law notaries work together with specialists from the EY Law network. This multidisciplinary approach of lawyers, tax specialists and financial experts is unique in the world and has proved its worth for decades.
- management buy-outs and buy-ins
- joint ventures
- private equity
- (vendor) due diligence
- capital market transactions