Slaughter and May is advising Daily Mail and General Trust plc on the possible major reorganisation of DMGT, including potential RMS disposal, special distribution and possible offer by Rothermere Continuation Limited for DMGT

Possible Offer by RCL

Slaughter and May is advising DMGT on the Reorganisation, which includes a possible offer by RCL for all the shares in DMGT it does not already own. 

The possible offer implies an enterprise value for DMGT of £810 million for all of the trading and investment businesses of DMGT, excluding RMS, the shares DMGT expects to receive on completion of the business combination of Cazoo Holdings Limited with AJAX I (“Cazoo Shares”), and the cash that would be subject to a special distribution.  Conditional upon the possible offer becoming or being declared unconditional, DMGT intends to declare a single distribution comprising cash and non-cash assets (being Cazoo Shares).

The possible offer was announced on 12 July 2021.

Sale of RMS

Slaughter and May is also advising DMGT on the potential sale of its Insurance Risk division (“RMS”), following a number of enquiries from third parties.  Discussions in relation to a potential sale are ongoing, and it is expected that should terms be agreed, completion of the sale would occur in or around Q3 2021 (calendar year).

In respect of the sale of RMS, Slaughter and May is working as an integrated team with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP: Richard Hall / Corporate Partner, Andrew Elken / Corporate Partner, Charlie Dobb / Corporate Associate, Christina Drakeford / Corporate Associate, Nathaniel Pettit / Corporate Associate, Jon Katz / Executive Compensation & Benefits Partner, Len Teti / Tax Partner

Possible Offer / Corporate
David Watkins Partner
Eleanor Mackay Associate
Di Yu Associate
Olivia Hosker Associate

Harry Lloyd / Trainee, Elizabeth Cooper / Trainee

Possible Offer / Financing
Ed Fife Partner

Ben Crosby / Trainee

Possible Offer / Tax
Gareth Miles Partner
Charles Osborne Associate
Kyle O'Sullivan Associate
Possible Offer / Pensions
Daniel Schaffer Partner
Chris Sharpe Associate
Jennifer Allan Associate

Sean Lee / Trainee

Possible Offer / Employment and Incentives
Padraig Cronin Partner
Rachel Hunter Associate
Sale of RMS / Corporate
David Watkins Partner
Max Schofield Associate
Daniel Bell Associate
Sale of RMS / Competition
William Turtle Partner
Vera Vollmann Associate
Sale of RMS / Tax
Gareth Miles Partner
Charles Osborne Associate
Sale of RMS / Employment and Incentives
Padraig Cronin Partner
Rachel Hunter Associate