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Fladgate team completes 'Capital 2 Coast Charity Bike Ride'


On 26 June, a Fladgate team completed the ‘Capital 2 Coast Charity Bike Ride’ from London to Brighton, in aid of two charities: Norwood, a leading Jewish charity supporting vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities; and Downs Syndrome Association. The Fladgate team comprised Stephen Lewis, Jeremy Whiteson, Mark Buckley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Alan Woolston, Julian Lewis, […]

Fladgate advises on £50 million fundraising for Hummingbird Resources plc

Paul Airley |

Fladgate has advised RFC Ambrian (as nominated adviser and joint broker) and Beaufort Securities (joint broker) on a £50 million placing and subscription for Hummingbird Resources plc. Hummingbird Resources is a West African multi project gold exploration and development company.  The funds raised will be used for the development of its Yanfolila gold project in Mali. […]

Fladgate advises equity investors on the acquisition of Dobbies garden centre chain

Amy Collins, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate LLP has advised the equity investors on the conditional acquisition of Dobbies garden centres from Tesco’s for £217m as the retailer continues with its divestment strategy in order to focus on its supermarket business. The group of equity investors is led by private equity houses Midlothian Capital Partners and Hattington Capital. Dobbies is the […]

Fladgate advises Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group on £2m fundraising

Jamie Hamilton, David Robinson |

Fladgate has advised AIM listed Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group plc on the issue of £2 million of unsecured loan notes.  The notes were subscribed for by Business Growth Fund.  The net proceeds will be used to strengthen the company’s balance sheet and enable it to continue its organic and acquisitive growth strategy as it seeks […]

Fladgate team takes on 200ft abseil in Central London to raise money for St Mungo’s

Charles Wander |

On 12 June, a 20-strong team from Fladgate abseiled the 200ft Senate House Library to raise £5,000 in aid of St Mungo’s, one of the firm’s chosen charities for 2016. St Mungo’s is one of the UK’s leading homelessness charities and exists to end homelessness and rebuild lives.  Each night the charity provides housing and […]

Fladgate advises K&C REIT on Osprey Management Company Limited acquisition

Matthew Williams, Nigel Gordon, Luke Morris |

Fladgate advised K&C REIT on the agreed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of The Osprey Management Company Limited for an aggregate consideration of £1.6 million.  Osprey owns a portfolio of premium retirement and residential properties in London and southern England.  Osprey also provides property management services to the occupiers in the majority of […]

Fladgate advises Pan African Resources on £15.9m vendor placing

Nigel Gordon |

Fladgate has advised Pan African Resources PLC in connection with its placing in the UK and South Africa to raise approximately £15.9 million. The money is being raised in connection with the proposed acquisition from Jadeite Limited (Jadeite) by Pan African of 33.0% of the issued share capital of Shanduka Gold Proprietary Limited (Shanduka Gold) which will, […]

Fladgate leads on sale of majority stake in Swansea City FC

Alan Wetterhahn, Jamie Hamilton, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate LLP is leading the legal team advising shareholders who have together agreed to sell a majority stake in Swansea City Football 2002 Ltd, the holding company of The Swansea City Association Football Club Limited, to Swansea Football, LLC, backed by the US investors Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan. The transaction values the club at […]

Fladgate advises Cenkos Securities on share placing

Nigel Gordon |

Fladgate advised Cenkos Securities plc in its role as nomad and broker to 88 Energy Limited on the Company’s recent oversubscribed placing to raise A$25m. 88 Energy Limited has a 78% working interest and operatorship in 272,000 acres onshore the prolific North Slope of Alaska. Cenkos Securities plc acted as the Company’s nomad and sole […]