Leading Law Firm Appleby have advised Suntera Global on the acquisition of Nedgroup Trust, a highly regarded fiduciary services provider in Jersey and Guernsey from Nedbank Private Wealth.

Suntera Global is an independent global provider of fund, corporate and private wealth services. The acquisition, which remains subject to regulatory approval, was undertaken with the support of the Appleby team in relation to all elements of the acquisition from a Guernsey and Jersey perspective, including due diligence of the target group, negotiation and finalisation of the transaction documentation with the Seller, pre and post-completion structuring guidance, and regulatory assistance.

The Appleby team was led by Jersey Corporate Partner Andrew Weaver, with the Jersey Corporate and Regulatory support from Senior Associates Chris Smedley, Gemma Whale and Associate Stephen Parnell. Further Jersey law assistance was provided by Group Partner Niall MacDonald, Senior Associate Lara von Wildenrath (both Dispute Resolution) and Group Partner John Bisson (Property).

The Appleby Guernsey team was led by Corporate and Regulatory Partner Stuart Tyler, with Guernsey Corporate support from Oratile Jonas and further Jersey and Guernsey law assistance by Group Partner Richard Sheldon (Employment) and Partner Richard Field (Data Protection).

Andrew Weaver observed: “We are thrilled to have once again provided cross-jurisdictional assistance to the Suntera group on another acquisition to support their continuing and exciting growth strategy. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts was perfectly placed to add value to the transaction and get the deal over the line.”

Speaking about the acquisition, Alex Noel, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions of Suntera Global said: “This transaction is an exciting development for Suntera Global’s growth in the Channel Islands and Appleby’s cross-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary support has been highly appreciated and instrumental in getting us to this position.”

Appleby’s Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) team is well-positioned to advise clients on a wide range of M&A activities in the offshore region. Its unique jurisdictional reach means that Appleby is able to advise clients on complex, cross-border transactions involving the offshore jurisdictions that are most often encountered. The team regularly work with FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies around the globe and those with financial interests in them, to help them deploy strategic growth and restructuring initiatives, whether involving single jurisdictions or complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary transactions.