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Freshfields advises Allied Universal on its recommended £3.8bn cash offer for G4S

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) is advising Allied Universal on its £3.8bn acquisition of G4S.

Allied Universal is North America’s leading security and facility services provider, with over 250,000 employees and offices located throughout the United States and across Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Allied Universal is owned as to 43 per cent by funds controlled by Warburg Pincus and 35 per cent by a fund managed by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, along with other financial investors and management.

G4S is a leading global security company, specialising in the provision of security services and solutions to customers around the world. Listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Copenhagen, G4S is active in around 85 countries and has around 533,000 employees.

The transaction was announced on 8 December 2020 and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

The Freshfields team is being led by partners Alison Smith and Paddy Ko.


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