The acquisition or disposal of a company or business often gives rise to a wide-range of complex issues. At WH Partners we are trained to identify these issues, whether they are tax, employment, licensing or company law related, and we are in a position to provide timely advice to address clients’ needs.
We have acted on many sales, mergers and acquisitions – sometimes for the buyer, sometimes for the purchaser – and across many sectors.
We have very significant experience in advising on M&A transactions in the gaming and gambling, ICT and digital industries, as well as in banking and payment service provision, property, hotels, and leisure and entertainment industries.
Our firm is often involved in advising on structuring/re-structuring in preparation for an exit from a business or sale and then advising on the deal itself.
At WH Partners we are proud to have served as the principal Maltese legal advisor on some of the most prominent deals closed involving Maltese companies over recent years. Some examples include:
- leading four major acquisition projects of Malta companies for Betsson AB (BETS-B.ST NASDAQ OMX, Sweden)
- advising Dumarca Holdings plc, the Malta-based, parent company of Vera & John Group, on restructuring and advising its shareholders in the sale of all shares to Canadian The Intertain Group (IT:CN TSX, Canada)
- acting for an Austrian credit institution on the Maltese law sale of its Maltese subsidiary to another credit institution
- conducting due diligence for a large Latin American hotel group on the Malta assets of a hotel and tourism group
Our lawyers are known for their ability with handling complex cross-border matters but also for dedicating just as much time and attention to the sale and purchase of small enterprises.
We often work closely with local and overseas clients, and with teams of lawyers from other firms to achieve a successful result for our client.
We are used to working to tight deadlines on multi-party deals and know that this requires pro-activity as well as fast response times.
WH Partners has won international awards for its Mergers & Acquisitions service levels and both the firm and its lawyers are highly ranked by the foremost legal guides in this category.