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Fladgate acts for One Delta plc on fundraising and all-share acquisition of Audioboo

David Robinson, Jamie Hamilton, John Forde, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has acted for AIM listed One Delta plc on its £3m fundraising and the £2.62m all-share acquisition of Audioboo Limited. Audioboo, is a digital social media audio platform, ‘the audio equivalent of YouTube’. The acquisition constituted a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules and following shareholder approval the company was re-admitted to AIM […]


Fladgate advises private investor on £52.5m portfolio sale

Richard Kaufman |

Fladgate LLP advised a private investor on the sale of a portfolio of two leasehold properties for £52.5m. The properties comprised a warehouse and offices, and were wholly let to the Unipart Group of Companies. The Fladgate team was led by partner Nick Mumby, with support from partners Richard Kaufman and Philip Turner.


Fladgate advises Swiss construction company on eighth UK project success

Gillian Birkby |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Zurich based client Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) on an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Mercia Waste Management to deliver a thermal energy from waste (EfW) facility near Kidderminster. Mercia, which is a 50/50 joint venture between FCC Environment Services (UK) and Urbaser, signed a waste management services PFI […]


Fladgate advises on sale of The Handpicked Collection to News UK

David Robinson, Melissa Needham, John Forde, David Baverstock, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised the major shareholders of Handpicked Companies Limited, owners of online retailer The Handpicked Collection (Handpicked), on its sale to News UK. Handpicked is a multi-award winning website that sets itself apart from the crowd of e-retailers with its unique panel of expert journalists and trendsetters who select high quality products. The […]


Fladgate advises Gallery Direct on acquisition of furniture manufacturer Frank Hudson

Sophie Burke, John Forde, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Marc Sosnow, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised leading home interiors company Gallery Direct Limited on its acquisition of furniture manufacturer Frank Hudson Limited. Gallery Direct’s global customer base will further expand following this acquisition. Managing director of Gallery Direct, Peter Delaney said, “For three generations, the Frank Hudson team have crafted some of the most desirable and fashionable […]


Fladgate advises Seastar on development of 353 The Strand

Matthew Williams |

Fladgate LLP advised Seastar Developments (Seastar) on the development of 353 The Strand, London. The striking period property, a former office building, now consists of four apartments, including a duplex penthouse, all with views across the Thames to the Royal Festival Hall. Interiors combine period grandeur and tasteful modern design. The development has been awarded […]


Fladgate advises on The Licensing Company's sale to Li & Fung

David Robinson, John Forde |

Fladgate LLP advised the founding shareholders of The Licensing Company on its sale to Li & Fung. Li & Fung is a Hong Kong headquartered and listed, multinational trading group, recognised as the world’s leader in consumer goods, design, development, sourcing and distribution. Fladgate corporate partner David Robinson led the team advising The Licensing Company […]


Fladgate help Gareth Bale secure a new deal with Adidas

Grant Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn |

Fladgate LLP’s sports team has advised Gareth Bale on his multi-million pound football boot and merchandise agreement with Adidas. Fladgate previously advised Bale on his world record £85 million transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid. Sport’s team partners Grant Gordon and Alan Wetterhahn were particularly pleased to see Bale in his new Adidas boots as […]


Fladgate advises Guardian Capital on acquisition

Charles Proctor, Paul Airley |

Fladgate LLP advised Toronto Stock Exchange listed asset management group, Guardian Capital, on the English law and regulatory aspects of its acquisition of FCA-regulated Zephyr Management (UK) Limited. Corporate partner Paul Airley advised the client with financial services partner Charles Proctor, assisted by corporate solicitor Michelle Smith.