"Emily Cridland [is] relatively young but comes across as very seasoned in front of counterparties. Very responsive, hardworking, and just [an] all-round pleasant [person] to work with." 

Legal 500 UK 2020

Emily Cridland

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Emily Cridland is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. She primarily handles cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, reorganizations, and general corporate matters for clients across a variety of industries. Ms. Cridland trained in Latham's London and Singapore offices, gaining a broad range of experience in corporate, public international law and arbitration, project finance, banking, and restructuring.

Ms. Cridland has spent time working in-house on secondment to Markit Group Limited, advising on the acquisitions of DealHub and CoreOne Technologies, working on an investment into a fund run by Illuminate Financial, and assisting with other general corporate and commercial contract work.

Ms. Cridland’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Atnahs Pharma on its acquisition of assets related to five hypertension medicine brands from AstraZeneca
  • Sony Pictures Television on its acquisition of Silvergate Media, a company focussing on developing, producing, and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York
  • GlaxoSmithKline on the divestment of its Prevacid®24HR business to Perrigo Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline on its divestment of assets relating to the Bialcol and Cibalgina brands in Italy to Vemedia
  • Peloton Advantage, a portfolio company of Amulet Capital Partners, in the acquisition of Open Health Communications, a UK-based provider of healthcare communications and market access services
  • GlaxoSmithKline on its divestment of certain North American consumer health assets to Crown Laboratories
  • GlaxoSmithKline on its divestment of five over-the-counter dermatology brands and one pediatric cough remedy brand to the STADA Group
  • Netflix on the acquisition of Millarworld, the comic book company founded by Mark Millar, creator of a number of iconic characters and stories, including Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, the first ever acquisition by Netflix
  • ACCO Brands Corporation in connection with its €296.9 million acquisition of Esselte Group, a leading European office products company, from private equity firm J.W. Childs
  • Astorg Partners on its acquisition of Audiotonix, a global producer of audio mixing consoles   
  • TA Associates on the acquisition of a minority interest in Interswitch, an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company   
  • Sienna Biopharmaceuticals in connection with its acquisition of Creabilis plc, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company   
  • Onex Corporation on its €3.75 billion acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group AG, the second largest provider of aseptic carton packaging globally   
  • Novo A/S on the sale of its portfolio company, Archimedes Pharma Limited, for £230 million to ProStrakan Group plc
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