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New UK GAAP: Are you ready?

Amy Collins |

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?

Amy Collins |

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

Amy Collins |

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

Amy Collins, Melissa Needham, David Baverstock, Avram Kelman, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

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

Amy Collins, Yulia Leyko |

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

Amy Collins, Sophie Burke, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, John Forde |

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

Amy Collins, Mark Saunders |

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 […]


Fladgate completes BPRA deal for Maven Capital

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Matthew Williams, Gary Smith, Edward Morgan, Charles Proctor |

The “Business Premises Renovation Allowance” (BPRA) tax relief scheme, which was due to expire in 2012 but subsequently extended until 2017, remains a popular development incentive. Fladgate LLP has advised on four transactions in quick succession that are intended to benefit from the availability of this relief. The transactions included advising Maven Capital Llandudno LLP […]


Fladgate completes BPRA deal for Fitzalan Square Renovations

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Matthew Williams, Gary Smith, Edward Morgan, Charles Proctor |

The “Business Premises Renovation Allowance” (BPRA) tax relief scheme, which was due to expire in 2012 but subsequently extended until 2017, remains a popular development incentive. Fladgate LLP has advised on four transactions in quick succession that are intended to benefit from the availability of this relief. The transactions included advising Fitzalan Square Renovations LLP […]


Fladgate completes two BPRA deals for Downing LLP

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Matthew Williams, Gary Smith, Edward Morgan, Charles Proctor |

The “Business Premises Renovation Allowance” (BPRA) tax relief scheme, which was due to expire in 2012 but subsequently extended until 2017, remains a popular development incentive. Fladgate LLP has advised on four transactions in quick succession that are intended to benefit from the availability of this relief. The transactions included the developments of a Premier […]


Fladgate advises Taylor and Francis Group on publishing acquisition

Amy Collins, David Robinson, Eddie Powell, Alan Wetterhahn |

Fladgate LLP has advised Taylor and Francis Group, leading academic publishers owned by Informa UK Limited, on the acquisition of Hachette UK’s Health Science and Higher Education portfolios. The Health Sciences portfolio publishes leading textbooks and series focused on education, training and the career needs of medical students and professionals and the Higher Education portfolio […]


AIM listed Toumaz secures investment from Imagination Technologies Group

Amy Collins, David Robinson, Eddie Powell |

Fladgate LLP has acted for AIM listed client Toumaz Ltd (Toumaz), a pioneer in low cost, ultra low power wireless communications and broadcast technology, on the securing of investment from Imagination Technologies Group plc. The investment establishes a new subsidiary, Toumaz Microsystems. Toumaz Microsystems will be responsible for growing the company’s wireless IC business. Corporate […]