Mergers and Acquisitions

Our mergers and acquisitions practice is built upon four pillars. Technical excellence. Global reach. Industry knowledge. Full-service capabilities. These resources, taken together, allow us to provide our clients with world-class support on their transactions.

In the past five years, Hogan Lovells advised on more than US$740bn in M&A transactions worldwide, representing entities, principals, and financial advisors in over 1,200 public and private transactions.

We are consistently ranked among the Top 10 law firms in the world for M&A, based on the value and volume of deals on which we have advised across the globe. 

We put our clients first, delivering attentive, client-focused services wherever and whenever needed.

Technical excellence

Our M&A lawyers are recognized as leaders in their field. We help our clients innovate with cutting-edge M&A strategies that enable them to lead the way in their industries, and we partner with financial advisors to maximize client success.

We invest in ongoing training of our M&A lawyers to stay on top of market trends and developments. 

Global reach

Our M&A practice extends across the world’s major commercial centers and emerging markets.

We continuously assess our geographic capabilities and growth plans, not only in light of where business is, but where business is heading.

With 500 M&A lawyers in over 45 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States, our global reach ensures that we assist with inbound, outbound, cross-border, and domestic M&A, wherever a deal takes our clients.

Industry knowledge

Our M&A practitioners serve as members of industry sector groups composed of corporate, commercial, and regulatory lawyers who immerse themselves in specific industries. These groups include lawyers with high-level government and industry backgrounds in their sectors.

Our multidisciplinary industry focus enables us to identify and anticipate regulatory changes, market dynamics, and trends that can impact our clients’ business transactions.

Full-service capabilities

We offer the full range of legal capabilities necessary to achieve success in our clients' transactions, on time and efficiently.

Whether a transaction gives rise to antitrust review, employee benefit considerations, intellectual property safeguards, tax-efficient structuring, or other issues, our M&A team draws upon over 50 practice areas across our firm.

We work together across practice areas and offices, leveraging the transactional knowledge and subject matter experience of our lawyers to provide our clients with seamless support.

Representative experience

AmerisourceBergen Corporation on its US$6.47bn acquisition of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.’s Alliance Healthcare wholesale distribution business.

ASSA ABLOY on its US$4.3bn acquisition of Spectrum Brands' Hardware and Home Improvement Division.

Aware Super on its AU$7.9bn consortium bid with Macquarie and the Australian Retirement Trust for the Victorian Motor Registry.

AXA on AXA Spain’s €310m acquisition of Groupe Assurances du Crédit Mutuel España.

BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis on the creation of a joint venture to create a high-powered EV charging network across North America.

Clipper Logistics plc on its £1bn takeover by GXO Logistics, Inc.

Duke Realty Corporation on its sale to Prologis Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately US$26bn.

Enel Produzione on its €1.39bn acquisition of the entire share capital of ERG Hydro.

Groupe Artémis, the holding company for the Pinault family, on its merger with Maisons et Domaines Henriot.

IBM on the global separation and reorganization of its managed infrastructure services business, in support of the separation of that business from IBM to Kyndryl.

A consortium led by Josh Harris on the acquisition of the NFL’s Washington Commanders for a reported US$6.05bn, the highest value sports franchise transaction in U.S. history.

Lockheed Martin in connection with Terran Orbital’s US$1.58bn de-SPAC transaction with Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp.

Mondelēz International on its US$1.3bn acquisition of Ricolino, the confectionery business of Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V.

Oracle Corporation on its US$28.3bn acquisition of Cerner Corporation.

PerkinElmer on the US$2.45bn sale of its applied, food and corporate services business to New Mountain Capital.

Shaftesbury PLC on its all-share merger with Capital & Counties Properties PLC to create a leading mixed-use central London REIT, named Shaftesbury Capital PLC, with a combined portfolio of approximately £5bn.

Sojitz Corporation on its joint venture with Braskem America to produce and market sustainable bioMEG and bioMPG, the raw materials for the production of PET.

TelevisaUnivision on its acquisition of Pantaya, a U.S.-based streaming platform for Spanish-language movies and series.

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