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Fladgate advises Alyssum and Victor on fundraising, restructuring and acquisition

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Fladgate LLP has advised Alyssum Group Ltd and its principal subsidiary Fly Victor Ltd on three transformative transactions: an $18m equity fundraising, where the lead investors were Victor’s cornerstone investor BP Ventures and new strategic investor BBA Aviation; a corporate restructuring, which saw the formation of a group of companies with Alyssum at its head, […]

Fladgate advises Victor on $20m Series B investment round, and collaboration agreement with Air BP

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Fladgate LLP has acted for leading on-demand private jet charter marketplace Victor on its $20m Series B investment round. The lead investor was BP Ventures, the tech-focused venture capital arm of the BP group. Victor intends to use the proceeds of the fundraising to accelerate the next phase of its ambitious growth trajectory. The company […]

Fladgate advises on sale of Original Travel to Voyageurs du Monde and management rollover

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Fladgate has advised the founder and management shareholders of bespoke travel company Original Travel on the sale of their shares to a newly incorporated SPV backed by Voyageurs du Monde S.A., and on the terms of their ongoing involvement with the business. Original Travel is one of the UK’s fastest growing tailor-made travel companies; it […]

Fladgate advises on sale of shares in Supercover Insurance

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Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of shares in Supercover Insurance Limited, an FCA regulated specialist insurance broker and claims administrator serving more than 1.5m policyholders, to the Markerstudy Group. Supercover Insurance Limited was set up in 1995 and provided extended warranty cover and insurance to mobile phone retail customers. Supercover has expanded its […]

Fladgate advises Gallery Direct on acquisition of furniture manufacturer Frank Hudson

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Fladgate LLP has advised leading home interiors company Gallery Direct Limited on its acquisition of furniture manufacturer Frank Hudson Limited. Gallery Direct’s global customer base will further expand following this acquisition. Managing director of Gallery Direct, Peter Delaney said, “For three generations, the Frank Hudson team have crafted some of the most desirable and fashionable […]

Fladgate advises Barbican Group on acquisition of Seacurus Limited

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Fladgate LLP has advised the Barbican Group, a Guernsey headquartered insurance and reinsurance business trading at Lloyd’s, on its acquisition of UK-based niche marine insurance broker and Lloyd’s coverholder, Seacurus Limited. Seacurus was established in 2004 and has a leading position within the marine insurance broking sector, focusing specifically on revenue protection in the marine […]

Fladgate advises US based Flagship Foods on UK acquisition

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Fladgate LLP has advised US based Flagship Food Group (Flagship Foods) on the acquisition of UK Atlantic Foods Group, Ltd (Atlantic Foods). The enlarged group supplies frozen, shelf-stable and fresh products into both retail and food service markets and also offers food packaging and logistic services and will have a combined turnover in excess of […]

Fladgate acts on a disposal for AIM listed Mentum Inc


Fladgate LLP has acted for AIM company Mentum Inc (Mentum), an investment group specialising in the commodities sector, on the disposal of its London Metal Exchange trading activities and related subsidiaries, assets and liabilities. The disposal will allow Mentum to focus on an alternative investing strategy to seek business opportunities in the Oil & Gas […]

Fladgate acts for nominated advisor and broker, Seymour Pierce, on a placing by Fusion IP Plc


Fladgate LLP acted for Seymour Pierce Limited as nominated advisor and broker to Fusion IP Plc (Fusion) on the placing of 17,885,000 ordinary shares at 28 pence each raising £5m. The shares were placed with a number of existing and new institutional investors. Fusion is a university IP commercialisation company that turns world class research […]

Fladgate advises on £50.5m real estate transaction

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Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of the shares in a company affiliated with HDG Mansur. The sole asset of the company is the Freehold of 169 Union Street, SE1, which is the headquarters of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. The transaction valued the property at £50.5 million. Fladgate real estate partner […]

Fladgate advises German paper manufacturer on UK acquisition

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Fladgate LLP has advised German paper manufacturer Palm Paper Group on the acquisition of the business and assets of Cheshire Recycling Limited from its administrators for an undisclosed sum. Palm Recycling Limited, a newly formed subsidiary of the Palm Paper Group, has acquired the business which was previously trading as Abitibi Bowater Recycling Europe. The […]

Fladgate advises on Folio Hotels management buy out


Fladgate LLP has advised new company Mulbourn Limited (Mulbourn) on the management buy out of 18 Folio Hotels. The deal, which will buy the company out of administration, is expected to save 1,200 jobs around the country. Mulbourn will continue to trade under the Folio Hotels banner with funding provided by the hotel’s landlords, the […]