Managing a bid situation

Gareth Williams, Head of Group Legal, Countrywide plc, UK

Whether your organisation is a bid target of a trade buyer or of a private equity fund, the demands on the legal, compliance, administrative and company secretarial functions are considerable and immediate. What steps should you take now in order to be ready for such a challenge? Set out below are some themes for in-house counsel/Company Secretaries acting for the target company in a typical public to private buy-out scenario.

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United Kingdom Mergers & Acquisition Property June 2007 Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 2007

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Gareth R. Williams is Head of Group Legal and Company Secretary of Countrywide plc and, prior to that, its predecessor, Countrywide Assured Group plc. His role addresses the full spectrum of the legal, compliance, risk management and corporate governance requirements of a FTSE 250 plc. He qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and worked in private practice for Berg & Co. (Manchester) and Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (London) before joining Thorn EMI plc in 1996, where he subsequently became Head of Legal and Company Secretary for the demerged Thorn UK Group. He was appointed to his current position in Countrywide in 2000, where he subsequently qualified as a Chartered Company Secretary.

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Countrywide [currently] is a mid-cap FTSE 250 Company which specialises in property services and is, by some way, the UK’s larges estate agency, residential lettings agents, residential conveyancing, independent distributor or mortgages and other property

United Kingdom Mergers & Acquisition Property June 2007 Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 2007
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