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Fladgate acts on sale of Holiday Inn Kenilworth

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Khanna Enterprises (Holdings) Limited on the sale of Khanna Enterprises (Kenilworth) Limited, the company owning the 115 bedroom Holiday Inn Kenilworth, Warwick to BGAM Hotels for £10.4 million.  Situated in Kenilworth town centre, the hotel benefits from a Marco’s New York Italian and an onsite Starbucks café. The Fladgate team […]

2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]

Cut from the right cloth?


Recent board moves have reignited the discussion in relation to the composition of luxury fashion brand boards. In June of this year, Alexander Wang, Creative Director of the eponymous label he launched in 2005, added the roles of Chief Executive and Chairman to his list of responsibilities. Meanwhile, just a few weeks later, Burberry moved […]

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

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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 Aldgate Tower Investments on sale to joint venture for £346m

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Fladgate advised the owner of Aldgate Tower Investments (ATI), on the sale of 100% of the shares in ATI to a joint venture between China Life and Brookfield Property Partners for £346,000,000. ATI is the owner of Aldgate Tower, a 317,000 sq ft office building in Aldgate which was completed in November 2014 and is […]

New UK GAAP: Are you ready?


Introduction Major changes to accounting standards are producing both accounting issues and legal problems which UK companies need to plan for this year. Companies in the UK that are not following International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are required to move to new UK accounting standards for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015, […]

Private Equity Ownership: in or out of fashion?


In July, the Financial Times announced that “Italian fashion is back in vogue with private equity”. This followed the news of Roberto Cavalli’s acquisition by Italian private equity firm Clessidra; Blackstone’s acquisition of a 20% stake in Versace; The Carlyle Group’s investment in ski jacket maker Moncler; and Mayhoola’s buyout of Valentino. It is understood […]

Finding funds from a crowd


Crowdfunding has become an increasingly important method for raising much needed start-up funding for businesses, and the fashion industry is at the forefront of this trend with many crowdfunding platforms having a fashion sector focus. Retail Week recently published a white paper, in association with Crowdcube, analysing the plethora of options open to retailers looking […]

Fladgate advises on acquisition of Camden Lock Market

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Fladgate LLP has advised an off-shore trust in connection with the acquisition of Camden Lock Market from Brockton Capital. This transaction places Camden’s famous Stables Market and Lock Market in single ownership and will enable a major redevelopment of the combined sites to proceed. Camden Lock Market is a site in excess of one acre, […]

Fladgate advises Metro Holdings & Top Spring International on acquisition

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PCB Lawyers LLP and Fladgate LLP have advised Metro Holdings Limited (listed on the Mainboard of the SGX-ST, Singapore) and Top Spring International (listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong) on the acquisition from the Scarborough Group of 50% of the share capital of Scarborough Real Estate Limited, the holding […]

Fladgate advises Cultuzz Digital Media on the acquisition of Recommended Hotels

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Fladgate LLP has advised Berlin-based Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH (Cultuzz) on the acquisition of Recommended Hotels for an undisclosed amount. The transaction will enable Cultuzz to strengthen its footprint in the UK through the acquisition of an out-sourced sales and marketing solutions company specialising in generating bookings for independently owned hotels, apartments and venues through […]

Primary Health Properties PLC acquires Primary Health Care Centres Limited

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Fladgate LLP has advised the owners of Primary Health Care Centres Limited (PHCC) on their sale of PHCC to Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP). PHP is the UK’s leading investor in modern primary healthcare facilities. PHCC owns 11 primary care properties, all of which are fully let generating a rent roll of £1.7m. PHP acquired […]