Top-quality Corporate group as part of a full service firm
With lawyers handling a complete range of corporate finance work, Wragge & Co's corporate practice's "advice is first-rate and response times are excellent" (Chambers UK 2013).
Each year, it handles more than 100 deals at an average deal value of £50 million. In return, Legal 500 ranked Wragge & Co in tier one for mid-market Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) advice in London.
The group's sector specialists include Richard Goold (technology), Stuart Young (automotive), Jeremy Millington (real estate), Andy Stylianou (health), Ian Piggin (life sciences), Gareth Baker (energy) and Sharon Ayres (funds).
Every year the group works on a number of cross-border deals. On many of these it provides both English law advice and manages the work of lawyers in the affected jurisdictions. These lawyers are drawn from a trusted network of leading independent law firms in each of the world's major jurisdictions.
A team of Wragge & Co's technology specialists, led by corporate partner Richard Goold, advised client Buddy Media Inc. - the world's leading social media platform - on the UK aspects of its acquisition by enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.com for approximately $689 million.
Other international work includes advising Dollond & Aitchison's Italian parent company, De Rigo, on the merger with Boots Opticians, plus deals for Finnish, Japanese, Swedish, French, German and Swiss companies.
Clients include E.ON, TUI Travel, Phones 4U, AT&T, Johnson Controls, Misys, Enterprise Inns, Sanctuary Housing Association, Automatic Data Processing and Lloyds Development Capital.