Gatestone Group

Mergers & Acquisitions | Business Consulting Services in UAE

What are Mergers and Acquisitions?

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are done to create a stronger position, especially when two companies are worth more together than separately. It involves consolidating two or more companies into a single entity or acquiring another company to increase market share, grow operations, or enter new markets. The M&A market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is well developed and is a medium for such transactions for foreign companies seeking new investment opportunities in the UAE.

Businesses in general opt for M&A for several reasons, such as aiming to increase overall performance at a reduced expense by leveraging each other’s skills and strengths. It also provides an opportunity to gain market share effortlessly.

The legal team at Gatestone Group has a broad spectrum of knowledge in the M&A market and can cater to a variety of industries, jurisdictions, and markets. Our experts analyse your business situation to advise on and execute deals and maximise the sales price, while the remaining business runs its normal operations.

What are the benefits of mergers and acquisitions?

  • Reduce competition in the market.
  • Increase market share and profits.
  • Business expansion in the region where the M&A deal is made
  • Greater financial strength for the involved parties
  • More influence over customers
  • A fall in a specific revenue stream will not affect the business due to the other income streams.
  • Long-term sustainability
  • Less costly than building
  • Cost and overhead expense reduction by sharing expenses, budgets, etc.

What are the different types of mergers and acquisitions in the UAE?

Types of Mergers in the UAE

  • Horizontal mergers: This involves two companies that are competitors operating in the same industry and market and offer similar services or products.
  • Vertical mergers: This involves a merger between two companies operating in the same industry but producing different products at different stages of the production stage.
  • Product Extension Mergers: This involves a merger between companies operating with similar products or services but not the same.
  • Market extension mergers: This involves two companies operating in the same industry and offering similar services or products but in different markets. This merger benefits both companies by allowing them to enter different markets and reach a wider audience.

When planning for M&A in the UAE, it is essential to evaluate the laws, benefits, challenges, and regulations that are implied in the different types of mergers.

Types of Acquisition in the UAE

  • Stock Acquisition: This includes the acquisition of a company to purchase specific assets from another company, mostly a competitor, instead of acquiring the entire company. This merger is done to purchase assets instead of shares or stocks in a company.
  • Stock acquisition (also known as share acquisition): This involves the acquisition of the shares of a company. The goal is to acquire control over the company over time.

How does Gatestone Group support mergers and acquisitions in the UAE?

Below are the comprehensive M&A legal advisory services provided by Gatestone Group that set us apart as a trusted partner for clients pursuing mergers and acquisitions in the UAE.

Deal structuring: Our legal experts offer strategic guidance to help you structure your M&A transactions efficiently, optimise value, and ensure your business goals are met.

Due diligence: We conduct in-depth due diligence to uncover any legal, financial, or operational concerns that could affect your M&A deal.

Regulatory compliance: Our legal team ensures full compliance with UAE laws and regulations, mitigating risks and securing your transactions.

Transaction documentation: From drafting and vetting legal documents to negotiating terms and conditions, we handle all aspects of transaction documentation to protect your interests.

Other services include:

  • Agreement for sales and purchase
  • Overseeing the M&A process
  • Deal negotiation
  • Deal execution and closure
  • Agreement for the sale and purchase
  • Agreement for financial advisory
  • Advisory for financial and capital matters
  • Target screening
  • Readiness review
  • Secure approval from governing bodies.

To attain M&A in the UAE, there are certain legal criteria and regulatory compliances that come into place. The legal team of in-house lawyers and legal experts at Gatestone Group can assist you with the required services needed to accomplish your M&A deal and handle the complexities of mergers and acquisitions.

Whether you are planning an M&A strategy for a local business or a global corporation, Gatestone Group is here to navigate the legal landscape and make the process seamless and efficient while complying with the legislation implied in the UAE.

Request For A Free Consultation

Let’s Begin Your M&A Journey.

Are you ready to explore M&A opportunities in the UAE, or do you need expert legal advice for an ongoing transaction? Contact our team of experienced M&A legal advisors today! We are here to guide you through every step of the process and help you unlock the full potential of M&A in the UAE.


Legal advisory services in M&A transactions are crucial for conducting due diligence, structuring deals, ensuring regulatory compliance, and drafting essential legal documents. These services help clients navigate complex legal requirements and maximise the value of their transactions.

Legal due diligence provides a comprehensive review of potential risks, liabilities, and opportunities associated with an M&A transaction. It helps you make informed decisions, identify issues early on, and negotiate more favourable terms.

Gatestone Group have in-house lawyers to assist you with M&A procedures for your company. We will schedule an initial consultation to discuss your specific needs, goals, and any ongoing transactions. From there, we will provide you with a tailored plan and assist you in the on-going process.

Yes, Gatestone Group M&A legal advisory services cater to businesses of all sizes. Whether you are a local startup or a multinational corporation, we offer personalised solutions to meet your unique requirements.


  • Office 1416, The Binary by Omniyat Marasi Drive Street, Business Bay, Dubai
  • +971 4 450 1023
    +971 52 410 0849

Get in touch