Informa PLC’s £3.9 billion recommended cash and share offer for UBM plc

Ashurst is advising Centerview Partners UK LLP in relation to the £3.9 billion recommended cash and share offer for UBM plc by Informa PLC.

UBM plc is the largest pure play B2B events business in the world, owning and operating more than 300 exhibitions and events. The enlarged group will become the number one B2B events group globally and the leading exhibitions organiser in the key markets of China and the US.

The enlarged group will also own complementary subscription-based B2B Intelligence and specialist B2B marketing services businesses and is expected to operate in more than 30 countries, including B2B positions in the major markets of the United States, China, Middle East, ASEAN, South America and India.

Centerview is acting as financial adviser to Informa PLC in relation to the offer.

The Ashurst team is being led by partners Tom Mercer (picture) and Tim Rennie, assisted by associate Kathryn Wotton, and solicitor James Powell.

Involved fees earner: Tom Mercer – Ashurst; James Powell – Ashurst; Tim Rennie – Ashurst; Kathryn Wotton – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Centerview Partners;


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