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Fladgate launches vacation scheme, a new route to develop a legal career

Andrew Bessemer Clark |

Fladgate today launches its brand new vacation scheme and successful applicants will join the scheme in summer 2020. Starting from 2020, Fladgate will only recruit trainees through its summer vacation scheme. In addition, the Firm is increasing the number of trainee contracts from six to eight this year. The scheme is structured to provide graduate […]


Fladgate ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK guide for Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market

Julian Lewis, Alex Kaufmann, Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Sunil Sheth, Avram Kelman, Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, Eugene Matveichuk, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Jan Hoppe, Marc Sosnow, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Ian Brent, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate is delighted to maintain a Band 1 ranking in the 2020 Chambers UK guide for the Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market category. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “The team is delighted once again to receive this recognition by Chambers, which is a significant endorsement of our approach, our professionalism and the strong relationship we […]


Fladgate ranks Tier 1 in Legal 500’s M&A: Deals up to £50m

Paul Airley, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Nigel Gordon, Jan Hoppe, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, Sunil Sheth, Marc Sosnow, Graham Spitz, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Yulia Leyko, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Ian Brent, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson |

Fladgate is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 in the M&A: Deals Up To £50m. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “we are very pleased once again to receive this recognition by Legal 500, which is a significant endorsement of our work, our professionalism and the strong relationship […]


Fladgate acts for Equitix on the £47m acquisition of Crickhowell House, Cardiff

Miles Crawford, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Gavin Whitney, Ashleigh Brinklow |

Fladgate are delighted to have acted for leading UK infrastructure investor, Equitix, on the acquisition of Crickhowell House (also known as Tŷ Hywel), Cardiff, which is the administrative offices of the Welsh Assembly.  The property is let in its entirety to The National Assembly for Wales Commission with a term unexpired of 13 years. Lead partner […]


Fladgate advises Alyssum and Victor on fundraising, restructuring and acquisition

Yulia Leyko, Eddie Powell, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Jamie Hamilton, Diana Mennie, Sam Tye |

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

Andrew Bessemer Clark, Jamie Hamilton |

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

Eddie Powell, Gemma Grunewald, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Jamie Hamilton, Caroline Philipps, Diana Mennie |

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

Sophie Burke, John Forde, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Mike Tremeer, Ian Brent |

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

Sophie Burke, John Forde, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Marc Sosnow, Mike Tremeer |

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

Sophie Burke, Andrew Bessemer Clark |

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

Andrew Bessemer Clark, Grant Gordon |

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

Andrew Bessemer Clark |

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 […]