Patron Capital sells Luxury Family Hotels

20 October 2017

Fladgate LLP has advised funds managed by Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments, on the sale of Luxury Family Hotels to its management team and their backers. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, includes five of its hotels – Woolley Grange, The Ickworth (pictured), New Park Manor, Moonfleet Manor and […]

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Top ranking for hotels & leisure team in Legal 500 2017

12 October 2017

Fladgate’s hotels and leisure team is delighted to have received a top tier ranking in this year’s Legal 500, published yesterday. Editorial commentary states: “Fladgate LLP’s ‘strong team with strength from partners to associates’ is ‘very experienced in the leisure sector’, where key players include the ‘very commercial and deal orientated’ Stephen Lewis, and Mark […]

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$20m investment round for Victor

10 October 2017

Fladgate LLP has acted for leading on-demand private jet charter marketplace Victor on its $20m Series B investment round. The lead investor was BP Ventures, the tech-focused venture capital arm of the BP group. Victor intends to use the proceeds of the fundraising to accelerate the next phase of its ambitious growth trajectory. The company […]

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The Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester

5 September 2017

A number of partners within Fladgate’s hotel team are once again attending The Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester on 11 and 12 October.  This year’s theme is ‘Embracing Change, Seizing Opportunities’. Partners James Fry (real estate), Eddie Powell (ICT) and Jenny Sargeant (real estate finance) will join hoteliers, owners, operators and managers as well as […]

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UK rollout for Viandas de Salamanca

17 August 2017

Fladgate has acted for the UK arm of Spanish company Viandas de Salamanca on its expansion into the UK market. Primarily a wine maker, the company also produces its own olive oils, cheeses and cured meats.  It is now embarking on a European roll-out of city centre units which will combine retail shops with delicatessen […]

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Launch of Aspers Online

18 July 2017

Fladgate has advised Aspers UK Holdings Limited on a joint venture with Stride Gaming plc to set up Aspers Online Limited. The online casino will be operated under the Aspers brand and Stride will provide the infrastructure and marketing.  Aspers online business is targeted to launch in Q4 2017. Damian Aspinall, Chairman of the Aspers […]

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Jamie Barber: Spinning his plates

7 July 2017

Earlier this week, the Evening Standard ran a feature piece on Jamie Barber, the entrepreneur behind a number of leading London restaurant brands. Fladgate’s leisure team, led by Julian Lewis, has been delighted to assist Jamie with a number of these projects including: Haché – advising on the acquisition of the multi award-winning gourmet burger […]

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Navigating loan negotiations: tips for hoteliers

31 May 2017

For those setting up a hotel business an inevitable part is negotiating financing arrangements. Hotel lenders will want as high a level of control as possible over any new hotel business due to the higher risk profile.  However, hoteliers need to be aware that giving up too much control can stifle their ability to be […]

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RIP BPRA

6 April 2017

Over the last five years the Fladgate Hotels and Leisure Team has been involved in hotel development schemes in Birmingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Liverpool, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Dundee and Sheffield which have resulted in or will before too long lead to the opening of 30 hotels under a variety of brands, including IHG’s Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo […]

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Property Awards 2017

1 March 2017

Fladgate’s real estate team is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Investment Agency Team of the Year award at the Property Awards 2017. Organised by Property Week, this year’s awards had a record number of entries for the 18 categories that celebrate excellence in the UK’s real estate sector. At an industry event on […]

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