Hengeler Mueller advised GCA Savvian Corporation on its merger with Altium

12. May 2016

GCA Savvian Corporation (GCA), a global investment bank listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, announced its merger with Altium Corporate Finance Group (Altium), an M&A advisory business. 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.

Hengeler Mueller advised GCA on this transaction in close cooperation with lead counsel Slaughter & May, as well as Mori Hamada & Matsumoto who advised on Japanese 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. The Hengeler Mueller team includes partners Simon Patrick Link (Corporate/M&A, Munich), Christian Schmies (Regulatory), Hendrik Bockenheimer (Employment) and counsel Mathias Link (Tax) (all Frankfurt) as well as associate Benedikt Läufer (Corporate/M&A, Munich).