Matheson is advising global advisory, broking and solutions firm Willis Towers Watson plc on its proposed combination with Aon plc.  The combination, structured as an all-stock transaction with an implied combined equity value of approximately $80 billion, has been announced today.

Willis Towers Watson has more than 45,000 employees and services clients in more than 140 countries. The combined company post-transaction will be the premier technology-enabled global professional services firm focused on the areas of risk, retirement and health.

Speaking today, David Fitzgibbon of Matheson said "We in Matheson are delighted to be working with our long standing client Willis Towers Watson on this significant transaction. As the largest M&A transaction in the Irish market to date in 2020, it underlines Matheson's expertise in the public M&A space, following on from Matheson's role in advising on multiple high-profile public M&A transactions in Ireland throughout 2019."

Matheson provides a wealth of experience across our six partner led offices worldwide and a Corporate Department led by 25 partners with over 100 lawyers. Excellence matters and Matheson has unparalleled experience in complex and innovative domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors.