Fladgate advises Black Sheep Coffee Group on acquisition from Taylor St Baristas

Fladgate LLP has advised Black Sheep Coffee Group (BSCG) on a complex agreement involving the acquisition of assets including eight cafes from Taylor St Baristas- a London-based, speciality coffee retailer. The addition of these cafes increases the number of the BSCG estate to 33 across London and Manchester and an additional franchise in the Philippines.

The acquired sites will continue to operate under the Taylor Street Baristas “banner” in the short term but will be converted to Black Sheep Coffee format in due course.

The Fladgate team advised on all legal aspects of the acquisition and included specialists in real estate, corporate, commercial/IP and banking. The team was led by client relationship partner Gideon Dabby-Joory and corporate partner Jamie Hamilton, assisted by banking partner Seetal Modi, banking associates Victoria Brownell and Wing Tang, commercial/IP partner Eddie Powell and commercial associate Michelle Waknine, real estate senior associate Adam Baker, real estate associates Grace Laws and Madeleine Holding and corporate associate Emily Comber.

Gabriel Shohet, co-founder and co- CEO of BSCG, said: “The Fladgate team played a vital role advising on a wide range of legal issues as well as providing practical support on the acquisition. We are very pleased and excited to welcome all Taylor Street staff as part of the Black Sheep family that every day is growing bigger and stronger.”

The transaction is the latest move by BSCG to grow and to expand its store estate, in London and beyond. Led by Gideon, Fladgate has assisted this exciting and growing client since its formation some 5 years ago through its organic growth culminating in this latest acquisition.

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