American Express GBT’s acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group


American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), a leading global travel management company, has announced it will acquire Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) PLC, a global B2B services company specialising in travel management, in a recommended all-cash acquisition of the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital.

Both American Express GBT and HRG have made significant investments in people and technology in recent years. The combined group will offer clients and travellers a more comprehensive range of travel management products and services.

The acquisition is conditioned on receipt of antitrust and other regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018.

The Freshfields team was led by partners Adrian Maguire (picture), James Scott and Andrew Murphy, along with senior associate Vincent Bergin. Partner Frank Montag led the team advising on competition law.

Involved fees earner: Adrian Maguire – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; James Scott – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Vincent Bergin – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Andrew Murphy – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Frank Montag – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Clients: American Express Global Business Travel;