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Marcus Young is a partner in King & Spalding’s London office and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice.  His practice is primarily focused on cross-border corporate transactions.

Marcus has substantial experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public takeovers and flotations. He has experience across a broad range of sectors, with a particular focus on oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, merchant acquiring/payments and infrastructure/transport.

He has significant expertise with respect to UK financial regulatory issues and regularly advises on corporate governance and compliance issues.

His equity capital markets practice covers a broad range of transactions from initial public offerings to secondary fund-raisings on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and AIM.

In the 2014 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA Marcus was recommended for M&A and noted for his ‘ability to focus on the most important aspects of the deal’.

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Credentials

B.A., University of Sussex, UK, honors

CPE, College of Law, London, UK

L.P.C., College of Law, London, UK

Matters

Advised Polygon Global Partners LLP on its unsolicited mandatory cash offer to acquire Watchstone Group Plc.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International on its £400 million recommended cash offer to acquire Scapa Group Plc.

Advised Scatec Solar ASA, on its $1.166 billion acquisition of SN Power AS, a leading hydropower developer and independent power producer.

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Advised Polygon Global Partners LLP on its unsolicited mandatory cash offer to acquire Watchstone Group Plc.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International on its £400 million recommended cash offer to acquire Scapa Group Plc.

Advised Scatec Solar ASA, on its $1.166 billion acquisition of SN Power AS, a leading hydropower developer and independent power producer.

Advised Promethean LLP on its recommended cash and share offer for Produce Investments Plc

Advised Anexo Group PLC, a professional services company, on its £110 million AIM IPO

Advised selling shareholders in Athene Holding Ltd. with respect to its $1.24 billion IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Advised Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc on its £550 million IPO on AIM, its acquisitions of Speedy Freight and iForce, and on its subsequent rescue sale to DBAY Advisers.

Advised Aldersgate Investments Limited on its £2.4 billion sale of 49% of Global Switch and subsequent joint venture and related commercial arrangements.

Advised GlaxoSmithKline on its $190 million acquisition of GlycoVaxyn AG and its €250 million acquisition of Okairos S.r.l.

Advised Berjaya, Inc. on its hostile (subsequently recommended) cash offer to acquire HR Owen Plc, the luxury car dealer.

Advised Ocean Capital on its acquisition of Church House Trust Bank from Virgin Money.

Advised General Electric Company on the $314 million sale of its power rental business to power solutions provider APR Energy plc.

Advised GE Aviation on its joint venture with Accenture to create a global aircraft maintenance and flight operations business.

Advised GlaxoSmithKline on its £200 million acquisition of Toctino (alitretinoin) from Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.

Advised UCB, a biopharma company headquartered in Belgium and listed on Euronext, on the sale of Equasym® IR and Equasym® XL (methylphenidate HCl) for the treatment of ADHD to Shire Plc.

Advised Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (c) on the €412 million sale of its 80% interest in Shurgard Europe, a joint venture, to Public Storage.

Advised Cooper Industries plc on its recommended cash offer to acquire Mount Engineering Plc and on its acquisition of Hernis Scan Systems A/S.

Advised UPS in connection with its acquisition of Kiala SA, a company that provides convenient delivery options to consumers purchasing goods over the Internet.

Advised GE Oil & Gas on its joint venture with Al Shaheen Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, with respect to GE Oil & Gas’ PII Pipeline Solutions business.

Advised Global Payments Inc. in connection with its US$800 million joint venture with HSBC Bank plc to provide payment processing services to merchants in the United Kingdom and internet merchants globally under the name HSBC Merchant Services, and on Global Payment’s subsequent acquisition of HSBC’s interest in the venture.

Advised UPS on the acquisition of Unsped Paket Servisi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. in Turkey and in the creation of a new joint venture headquartered in Dubai to coordinate management and growth of its express package, freight forwarding and contract logistics services across the Middle East, Turkey and portions of Central Asia.

Advised SPI Partners Limited, a subsidiary of the SUN Group, on its successful $50 million hostile public takeover of AIM listed Platinum Mining Corporation of India.

Advised The National Titanium Dioxide Co. Ltd. on its US$1.2 billion acquisition of the Millennium Inorganic Chemicals business from Lyondell Chemical Company.

Advised TSYS Inc. on the acquisition of Card Tech Services Ltd and on its joint venture with the Merchants Group Limited.

Advised SUN Group on the US$536 million sale of its minority stake in Sun Interbrew Limited to InBev S.A.

Advised the Swiss Stock Exchange on its £34 million recommended offer for virt-x plc.

Advised Perpetual Plc on the recommended £1.2 billion cash and share offer by AMVESCAP plc.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

September 20, 2021
The UK Reforms That Add Investor Allure To SPACs

Article · Source: Governance + Compliance Magazine

May 17, 2021
Paying Attention

Article · Source: Law360

November 10, 2020
Contractual Takeaways From Payment Providers Ruling

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Matters

Advised Polygon Global Partners LLP on its unsolicited mandatory cash offer to acquire Watchstone Group Plc.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International on its £400 million recommended cash offer to acquire Scapa Group Plc.

Advised Scatec Solar ASA, on its $1.166 billion acquisition of SN Power AS, a leading hydropower developer and independent power producer.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Advised Polygon Global Partners LLP on its unsolicited mandatory cash offer to acquire Watchstone Group Plc.

Advised Schweitzer-Mauduit International on its £400 million recommended cash offer to acquire Scapa Group Plc.

Advised Scatec Solar ASA, on its $1.166 billion acquisition of SN Power AS, a leading hydropower developer and independent power producer.

Advised Promethean LLP on its recommended cash and share offer for Produce Investments Plc

Advised Anexo Group PLC, a professional services company, on its £110 million AIM IPO

Advised selling shareholders in Athene Holding Ltd. with respect to its $1.24 billion IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Advised Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc on its £550 million IPO on AIM, its acquisitions of Speedy Freight and iForce, and on its subsequent rescue sale to DBAY Advisers.

Advised Aldersgate Investments Limited on its £2.4 billion sale of 49% of Global Switch and subsequent joint venture and related commercial arrangements.

Advised GlaxoSmithKline on its $190 million acquisition of GlycoVaxyn AG and its €250 million acquisition of Okairos S.r.l.

Advised Berjaya, Inc. on its hostile (subsequently recommended) cash offer to acquire HR Owen Plc, the luxury car dealer.

Advised Ocean Capital on its acquisition of Church House Trust Bank from Virgin Money.

Advised General Electric Company on the $314 million sale of its power rental business to power solutions provider APR Energy plc.

Advised GE Aviation on its joint venture with Accenture to create a global aircraft maintenance and flight operations business.

Advised GlaxoSmithKline on its £200 million acquisition of Toctino (alitretinoin) from Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.

Advised UCB, a biopharma company headquartered in Belgium and listed on Euronext, on the sale of Equasym® IR and Equasym® XL (methylphenidate HCl) for the treatment of ADHD to Shire Plc.

Advised Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (c) on the €412 million sale of its 80% interest in Shurgard Europe, a joint venture, to Public Storage.

Advised Cooper Industries plc on its recommended cash offer to acquire Mount Engineering Plc and on its acquisition of Hernis Scan Systems A/S.

Advised UPS in connection with its acquisition of Kiala SA, a company that provides convenient delivery options to consumers purchasing goods over the Internet.

Advised GE Oil & Gas on its joint venture with Al Shaheen Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, with respect to GE Oil & Gas’ PII Pipeline Solutions business.

Advised Global Payments Inc. in connection with its US$800 million joint venture with HSBC Bank plc to provide payment processing services to merchants in the United Kingdom and internet merchants globally under the name HSBC Merchant Services, and on Global Payment’s subsequent acquisition of HSBC’s interest in the venture.

Advised UPS on the acquisition of Unsped Paket Servisi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. in Turkey and in the creation of a new joint venture headquartered in Dubai to coordinate management and growth of its express package, freight forwarding and contract logistics services across the Middle East, Turkey and portions of Central Asia.

Advised SPI Partners Limited, a subsidiary of the SUN Group, on its successful $50 million hostile public takeover of AIM listed Platinum Mining Corporation of India.

Advised The National Titanium Dioxide Co. Ltd. on its US$1.2 billion acquisition of the Millennium Inorganic Chemicals business from Lyondell Chemical Company.

Advised TSYS Inc. on the acquisition of Card Tech Services Ltd and on its joint venture with the Merchants Group Limited.

Advised SUN Group on the US$536 million sale of its minority stake in Sun Interbrew Limited to InBev S.A.

Advised the Swiss Stock Exchange on its £34 million recommended offer for virt-x plc.

Advised Perpetual Plc on the recommended £1.2 billion cash and share offer by AMVESCAP plc.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

September 20, 2021
The UK Reforms That Add Investor Allure To SPACs

Article · Source: Governance + Compliance Magazine

May 17, 2021
Paying Attention

Article · Source: Law360

November 10, 2020
Contractual Takeaways From Payment Providers Ruling

View all

Credentials

B.A., University of Sussex, UK, honors

CPE, College of Law, London, UK

L.P.C., College of Law, London, UK