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PCS Alert - November 2010

November 2010 - Uniq transformation - what can we learn?


Charles Cowling FIA Charles Cowling FIA

Mergers & Acquisitions

The detailed and often delicate process of negotiating any corporate transaction requires knowledge in areas such as share buybacks, capital repayments, mergers, demergers and reconstructions.

Whilst many businesses will apply in house experience and resource to deal with the legal, taxation, regulatory and accounting aspects of each type of transaction it is rare that a business will possess the detailed knowledge required to:

  • Negotiate pensions aspects with target principals/representatives;
  • Handle negotiations with trustees of the target company pension scheme;
  • Handle negotiations with trustees of the existing scheme;
  • Handle negotiations with Unions;
  • Understand all of the financial liabilities and risks;
  • Balance pension issues with wider operational and HR objectives.


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