Slaughter and May is advising abrdn plc on the proposed acquisition of Interactive Investor

Slaughter and May is advising abrdn plc (formerly Standard Life Aberdeen plc) on the proposed acquisition of Interactive Investor, the UK's leading subscription-based investment platform for £1.49 billion.

The acquisition aims to enhance abrdn’s presence and growth opportunities within the fast-growing wealth market and support Interactive Investor’s commitment to being the customer champion.

Stephen Bird, Chief Executive Officer of abrdn plc commented: “This is a unique opportunity and a transformative step in delivering our growth strategy. Interactive investor is the UK’s number one subscription-based investing platform with a powerful reputation as a consumer champion. abrdn’s scale, resources, and shared vision will enable interactive investor to grow confidently and expand its leadership position in the UK’s attractive savings and wealth market. I am delighted that Richard Wilson and his team will continue to lead interactive investor.”

Slaughter and May is supporting abrdn’s internal legal team, which is led by Rushad Abadan (Group General Counsel) and includes Fiona McGowan (Co-Head of Legal abrdn and Head of Legal UK) and Alison Rennie (Head of Platforms and Wealth, abrdn Legal).

Corporate
Nick Pacheco Partner
Roland Turnill Partner
Paul Dickson Partner
Dennis Mok Associate
Matthew Calvert Associate
Thomas Whitney Associate
Monique Dhiri Associate
Daniel Cornell Associate

Andrew McCue / Trainee, Harry Williams / Trainee, Emma Batchelor / Trainee

Financial Regulation
Nick Bonsall Partner
Tom Hilton-Stevens Associate
Ben Goldstein Associate

Adriana Bica / Trainee, Mo Suksaisakulsakdi / Trainee

Tax
Gareth Miles Partner
Ed Milliner Senior Counsel
Finance
Pensions, Employment and Incentives
Sandeep Maudgil Partner
Ian Brown Senior Counsel
Ellie Wilson Associate
Chloe Sanderson Associate
IP/IT
David Ives Partner
Edmund Berney Associate
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Rebecca Cousin Partner