Douglas Abernethy represents clients in a range of complex corporate finance and M&A matters, with a particular focus on public takeovers and take-private transactions.
Mr. Abernethy delivers pragmatic and commercially driven advice on M&A matters to multinational private equity firms, financial institutions, and UK-listed companies. He represents clients in connection with significant acquisitions and divestitures involving assets in a diverse range of industries. Mr. Abernethy also advises financial institutions serving as lenders and advisors to parties on M&A transactions.
Mr. Abernethy’s practice encompasses:
- Public to private transactions
- Listed company board advice in takeover situations
- Takeover Code aspects of acquisition financings
- Cross-border transactions
- Private equity and leveraged buyouts
Mr. Abernethy brings a sophisticated understanding of the regulatory environment for takeovers of UK-listed companies garnered from his experience on secondment with the UK Takeover Panel from July 2018 to July 2020. In this role, he assisted in the regulation of some of the highest-profile takeovers in the UK market and developed an in-depth knowledge of the Takeover Code and how it is applied by the Takeover Panel.