Zeus Capital’s breadth of expertise, covering the range of funding options and transaction structures across public and private markets, enables us to provide our clients with bespoke solutions, tailor made for them.

Advice is provided by a multi-disciplinary team, covering corporate finance, corporate broking and sales, supported by research analysts with deep sector knowledge.

PLC Offers/P2Ps

We advise both corporate and private equity clients on the acquisition of listed companies, and listed corporates which are subject to approaches or offers (Offerees).  We have extensive experience on Takeover Code matters acting for Offeror or Offeree on both recommended and hostile approaches for both share and cash consideration (and mandatory cash offers under Rule 9).

In advising the Offeror as well as dealing with all aspects of project managing the acquisition, importantly we have extensive experience in key aspects of these often complex deals around:

  • Alternative structuring to acquire a public company including an offer under the UK Takeover Code and a court approved Scheme of Arrangement
  • Advice on the approach to the public company board and bidding tactics
  • Approach to existing shareholders to understand their appetite to sell and potential transaction pricing
  • Funding a public offer, including complexity around gaining security over the target assets to support potential debt funding

In the role advising the Offeree, our Rule 3 advice to the Board encompasses:

  • Tactics including bid defence
  • Formalised auction process and selective marketing
  • Valuation advice and support
  • Shareholder communication and management