Diversified Gas & Oil PLC’s $84.2 Million Reverse takeover of certain oil and gas assets of Titan Energy, LLC.

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised Diversified Gas & Oil PLC (“DGO”) in connection with its US$84.2m reverse takeover of certain oil and gas assets of Titan Energy, LLC. This transaction was funded through a new US$110m loan facility and a share placing on AIM to raise US$35m. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, DGO has […]

StandardAero’s Acquisition of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS

Skadden is advising StandardAero, which announced on July 5 that it entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Vector Aerospace Holding SAS, a subsidiary of Airbus SE that is a global aerospace MRO (“maintenance, repair and overhaul”) company providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. Terms of the negotiations were […]

R&F Properties’s £60 million acquisition of Nestlé House and Queen’s Square in Croydon

Slaughter and May has advised Minerva, a joint venture between clients of Delancey and Ares Property Partners, on the sale of the development site consisting of Nestlé House and Queen’s Square in Croydon to R&F Properties for circa £60 million. Nestlé House, the former offices of Nestlé, has planning permission for 288 new residential units […]

Mastercard’s £700 million acquisition of VocaLink Limited

Slaughter and May advised VocaLink Limited (VocaLink) on the UK and European competition aspects of its proposed acquisition by Mastercard for £700 million plus potential future earn-out provisions. Following a referral from the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) conditionally cleared the transaction on 11 April 2017. The clearance decision was conditional […]

European Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service

Clifford Chance and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have acted in a case which has seen Google hit with a $2.7bn fine from the European Commission for abusing its position to promote its own shopping service. FairSearch, a coalition of online consumer search aggregators, brought the case against Google which now has 90 days to […]