G+T guides Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking on $2.1bn pickup of Link Group

The scheme of arrangement deal will see Link Group become MUFG Pension & Market Services

G+T guides Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking on $2.1bn pickup of Link Group

Gilbert + Tobin (G+T) has guided Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking (MUTB) on its acquisition of Link Group for an enterprise value of $2.1bn.

The acquisition will take effect through scheme of arrangement. Link Group will join the broader MUFG global financial group as MUFG Pension & Market Services.

The transaction was completed on 16 May following its signing on 18 December 2023. Regulatory approvals were obtained from authorities in Australia, the UK, Ireland, India, Japan, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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Partners Costas Condoleon and Karen Evans-Cullen led the G+T team, which consisted of the following:

Corporate/M&A

  • Wes Bainbridge, lawyer
  • Sarah Horton, lawyer
  • Mary Valtas, lawyer
  • Albert Swann, graduate

Competition

  • Tanya Macdonald, partner
  • Amelia McKellar, special counsel
  • Tom Abraham, lawyer
  • James Lamberton, lawyer

Disputes

  • Alexandra Whitby, special counsel
  • Stephen Ke, lawyer

Due diligence team:

Financial services/AML

  • Peter Reeves, partner
  • Georgina Willcock, special counsel
  • Anthony Basa, lawyer
  • Meg Dalco, lawyer

IT/cyber and privacy

  • Andrew Hii, partner
  • Nupur Sachdev, lawyer
  • Astan Ure, lawyer

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