Mergers and Acquisitions

Transactional work is a major component of The Lawsmiths’ business practice. We represent buyers, sellers and investors in a wide variety of transactions. These transactions include mergers and other business combinations, leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations, growth capital investments, "roll-up" transactions, proxy contests and stock swaps. We assist our Clients in strategic and financial acquisitions and investments, guiding them through complex legal issues.

Our ability to represent effectively a wide variety of sophisticated clients in these areas is based upon many factors, including sound and creative structuring advice aimed at optimizing the economics of each transaction, excellent Client service and responsiveness. We emphasize immediate and direct access to partners on each transaction, superior execution and attention to detail, and efficient management of projects in order to deliver these services on time and at a reasonable cost.

We were active participants in the mergers and acquisitions effected during the recent past Banking and Insurance Sectors’ reforms in Nigeria and advised several of the merging parties as well as other divestitures and acquisitions in other sectors including Electricity, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, Stockbroking, Paper Mills and Auto Industries between 2005 – date.

We welcome an opportunity to discuss our Mergers & Acquisitions practice with you and are prepared to arrange for an early meeting with you for this purpose, however, if you have any question or you require more information on this area of practice before then, please contact Iseoluwa Abiodun-Johnson on 0808 217 1556 or E-mail: