Takeover potential - Linklaters & Simmons lead on Amec's £700m bid for Kentz
22 August 2013 09:27
by David Stevenson
Simmons & Simmons' longstanding corporate relationships with Amec and Kentz have gifted them with a potentially lucrative takeover bid instruction as Kentz this week announced it had rejected a £700m offer from its larger engineering rival.
Linklaters corporate partners Shane Griffin and Aedamar Comiskey are leading the team for Amec, which it has advised on corporate matters for well over a decade. Simmons corporate partner Edward Baker is advising Kentz on the offer, which the FTSE 250 engineering company said it had rejected, together with an earlier offer in July from Germany's M+W Group, on the basis that it undervalued the company.