Slaughter and May advised GCA Savvian Corporation - merger with Altium

Slaughter and May advised GCA Savvian Corporation (GCA), a global investment bank listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, on its merger with Altium Corporate Finance Group (Altium), an M&A advisory business, which was announced on 9 May 2016. The combination creates a leading independent international investment bank that will operate under the names GCA Altium in Europe and GCA in the United States and Asia.

Upon completion of the transaction, GCA will have offices in Tokyo, San Francisco, New York, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Mumbai, London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Milan and Tel Aviv. Under the terms of the agreement, there will be a share for share exchange whereby GCA will acquire the entire issued share capital of Altium in exchange for shares in GCA. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected to complete early in the second half of 2016.

Slaughter and May worked as an integrated team with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto who advised on Japanese law, Hengeler Mueller who advised on German law, BonelliErede who advised on Italian law, Schellenberg Wittmer who advised on Swiss law, Herzog Fox & Neeman who advised on Israeli law and Ogier who advised on Jersey law.

Craig Cleaver Partner
Thomas Peacock Senior Counsel
Gareth Miles Partner
Charles Osborne Associate
Ben Kingsley Partner
Jonathan Fenn Senior Consultant
John Nevin Partner
Kate Shirlaw Associate