In such pivotal transactions it is important to be able to rely on the advice and commercial sense of experts who have been there before and who know what it takes to get the deal across the line.
Our corporate team represents buyers, sellers, investors and lenders across the full spectrum of corporate transactions. Working closely with colleagues in our tax, finance, commercial and employment teams, we deliver legal solutions that help our clients reach their business objectives. A number of our partners focus on specific industry sectors, enabling us to provide an even greater depth of expertise and give our clients an additional commercial edge.
With a strong international dimension we can advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, instructing and co-ordinating law firms and other professionals in different jurisdictions so that our clients enjoy a seamless service.
While we have the expertise, track record and resources to service very large-scale transactions, and our clients range from entrepreneurs to quoted multinational corporations, we have particular strength and an established reputation in the mid-market.
Well positioned to advise on lower mid-market deals on behalf of corporates, investors and entrepreneurs. Adept at handling both domestic and international transactions. “They are excellent: proactive and good turnaround times.” “Each solicitor has been thorough, rapid with replies and fair with billings.” Represented Diversified Business Communications in its acquisition of Prysm Professional. Grant Gordon is a key contact.
Fladgate LLP’s department recruited Graham Spitz from Locke Lord LLP, as well as Chris Chrysanthou and Nigel Gordon from Fasken Martineau LLP. Amy Collins advised the shareholders of GSH Group on its £53m sale to ISS. Luke Morris acted for Privet Capital on its acquisition of Pyser-SGI Group and Aeromet.
International-flavoured practice handling a wide range of transactions, with recent experience in the technology, financial services and real estate sectors. Notable representation of hotels and developers. “Excellent and client-driven with senior partners leading from the front in the management and delivery of transaction advice.” “Outstanding value for the quality and depth of legal advice provided.”
“What stands out is the interpersonal relationship and feeling that you are working with peers and friends but also professionals.” Represented various offshore groups in the acquisitions of Camden Lock Market and 50% of shares in Camden’s Stables Market. Advised AIM-listed Mentum on its £27 million acquisition of the gold and copper exploration and development operations of Robust Resources in the Kyrgyz Republic. Grant Gordon is head of the corporate department and a key contact.
Fladgate LLP’s substantial practice was further developed by the additions of Neil Vickers from Dentons, and Graham Spitz from Locke Lord LLP. “Tough when needed, and knowing what issues to concede”, the team acted for Mentum on the £27m acquisition of the gold and copper exploration and development operations of Robust Resources. Grant Gordon heads the department, which includes recommended practitioners Paul Airley and David Robinson.
The sizeable team at Fladgate LLP was further bolstered by a number of new hires. It serves a broad client base, with recent deals spanning the hotels and leisure, financial services and healthcare sectors. International work features heavily, where the group’s dual-qualified lawyers such as Alex Kaufmann (Germany and England) are well placed to advise. Practice head Grant Gordon recently advised US-based Flagship Foods on its first European acquisition.
This firm focuses its practice towards internationally active entrepreneurial clients, completing deals across Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. The group is well known for its work in publishing and other media but also has strength in other sectors like real estate, leisure and resources. Their ability to get deals done is well recognised by clients, who comment: “They are clever guys, but their great attribute is their ability to find a solution when problems arise”.
Clients praise this corporate department’s approach to a transaction: “The team does not delay everything by getting lost in legal principles and irrelevant detail – they stick to the deal”. The firm has strong international links with Germany and Israel. It recently advised Israel-based company Dmatek, a provider of people monitoring technologies, on its takeover by Francisco Partners.