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

Jamie Hamilton, Seetal Modi, Victoria Brownell, Wing Tang, Eddie Powell, Michelle Waknine, Adam Baker, Madeleine Holding, Emily Comber, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

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. […]


Fladgate advises an off-shore group on a disposal and an acquisition

Roland Brandman, Nick Wood, Alex Haffner, Adam Baker, Anthony Reeves, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate LLP has advised Parkside Investments Limited, a Jersey company, in connection with the acquisition of a large site in Hendon, north west London, for approximately £9.5m.  The site is used as a motor dealership and servicing centre and is let to Honda Motor Europe Limited.  The site represents a short term investment acquisition with […]


Fladgate acts for Pyser Optics Limited on £3.4m sale to Scientific Digital Imaging Plc

Graham Spitz, Nigel Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, Luke Morris, Mike Tremeer, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Victoria Brownell, Adam Baker, Gemma Grunewald, Hattie Jordan |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Pyser Optics Limited, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, in relation to the sale of their Graticules division to AIM quoted group, Scientific Digital Imaging Plc. Graticules Optics is a designer and manufacturer of precision reticle, aperture, grating and micropattern products on glass, ceramics, film and in metal foils […]


Fladgate advises Patron Capital and APAM on multiple lettings at Arlington Business Park

Roland Brandman, Adam Baker, Sasha Pirbhai, Nick Wood, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate LLP has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European property investor and its asset management partner and leading real estate adviser APAM, in relation to multiple lettings at Arlington Business Park, Reading. Patron and APAM have agreed the pre-let of the entire building 1240 comprising approximately 34,350 sq. ft. to NTT Security, the UK subsidiary of […]


Fladgate advises BYM Capital on corporate restructuring and £59.8m refinancing

Jeremy Whiteson, Julian Scharfer, Adam Baker, David Baverstock, Hollie Docherty, Madeleine Holding, Seetal Modi, Victoria Brownell, Miles Crawford |

Fladgate LLP acted for an associated entity of BYM Capital in respect of its corporate restructuring and subsequent entry into a £59.8 million loan provided by Pluto Finance for the refinancing of the client’s acquisition of New Horizons Court in Brentford and its development from office use into residential accommodation comprising 271 private residential apartments. […]


Fladgate acts on £92.5m acquisition for Flora Developments Limited

Hamilton Forrest, Rebecca Tavares, James Fry, Sophie Burke, Adam Baker, Mythily Katsaris, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Ildikó Kozó, Sunil Sheth, Victoria Brownell |

Fladgate LLP acted for Flora Developments Limited, a subsidiary of ABIL Infraprojects Limited, India which is a large Indian construction, real estate development and hospitality company, for the acquisition of prime real estate in Central London known as Griffin House, 5/6 Strand, London WC2N 5HR for a purchase price of £92.5 million. The property currently […]


Fladgate advises Rooms & Studios Group on £61m development loan

Adam Baker, Naomi Clancy, Sasha Pirbhai, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate has acted for the Rooms & Studios Group (the Group) in connection with all legal aspects pertaining to a development loan to fund two PRS development schemes: one in Crawley, Sussex and one in Sudbury, West London.  The Group’s development arm has secured two senior debt facilities totalling just under £61m from Investec Structured […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

Anthony Reeves, Rebecca Tavares, Adam Baker, Alan Wetterhahn, Madeleine Holding, Gemma Grunewald, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Sasha Pirbhai, Nick Wood, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]


ASTs – Are you assured of compliance?

Adam Baker |

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) are the most common kind of private residential tenancy in the UK currently, which means that almost any investor or funder in the UK residential property market will deal with them.  The past few years have seen new legislation that introduced new and more onerous obligations on landlords of ASTs.  This […]


Fladgate advises on restaurant at Squire & Partners' new headquarters

Adam Baker |

Fladgate has advised on the development of a new restaurant at their new headquarters in Brixton for Squire & Partners and the letting of the restaurant to Albion & East. The new headquarters is based at The Department Store in Brixton, following 16 years in Kings Cross. The space has been redesigned to enhance existing […]


Rights of way – What limitations can landowners impose?

Adam Baker |

Landowners whose property is subject to rights of way, either for the benefit of owners of adjoining land or for their own occupational tenants, will often want to manage the land over which the rights are exercised.  In particular, there may be good reasons to install security measures, such as gates or bollards, to ensure […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of The Harpur Centre

Aditi Sawjani, Roland Brandman, Adam Baker, Eddie Powell, Gavin Whitney, Zevi Prager, Alan Wetterhahn, Mike Tremeer, Caroline Philipps, Daniel Polden, Ben Milloy |

Fladgate has advised on the acquisition of a shopping centre known as The Harpur Centre in Bedford for Harpur Centre Bedford Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of a Jersey Limited Partnership) from Zurich Assurance Plc.  Tellon Capital LLP was the acting asset manager on the transaction. James Burchell of Tellon Capital commented: “Daniel and his […]