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 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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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