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Fladgate advises Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group

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Fladgate have advised Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group. The initial consideration is £20.6m, with an additional £4.1m payable when lease extensions are agreed on two sites. Fore Fitness is to focus its operations on the easyGym franchise model going forward. The deal was completed within an intense […]


Exemption from withholding tax through private placements

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Many non-UK resident lenders in the commercial property sphere will often have encountered the problem of UK withholding tax on interest at 20%. As an alternative to the traditional double tax treaty relief method, the qualifying private placement is a relatively new method through which investors and lenders can be exempted from withholding tax on […]


Grant of Enterprise Management Incentive options now on hold

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An enterprise management incentive option (EMI option) is a type of employee share option which is a useful remuneration tool for employees in smaller higher-risk trading companies.  It also provides for generous tax treatment for both the employee and the company. Since the tax benefits are only available to companies with certain qualifying business activities, […]


Fladgate advises London & Regional on Hilton Park Lane refinancing

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Fladgate LLP has acted for London & Regional on the finance aspects of the refinancing of the Hilton, Park Lane. The hotel is Hilton’s flagship in London, opening in 1963. The 28 storey hotel includes a Michelin starred restaurant, Galvin at Windows on the top floor. The refinancing was by way of a senior facility […]


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 Gfinity on its acquisition of RealSM Limited

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Fladgate LLP has advised leading AIM-listed esports entertainment company Gfinity PLC on its acquisition of RealSM Limited, a sports media company which operates a fan-oriented digital sports media platform under the brand name RealSport. The consideration was c.£2.4m, to be satisfied by the issue of new shares in Gfinity. This acquisition supports Gfinity’s aim to […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

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Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]


Tax and the gig economy

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The ‘gig economy’ has been very much in the news in recent months. While much of the political attention has been focused on the employment effects of this phenomenon, the implications for UK tax are wide-ranging and hugely significant. What is the gig economy? The name refers to the general trend of workers using an […]


Fladgate advises on the sale of Sports Bar & Grill to Stonegate

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Fladgate LLP has advised the principal shareholder of Bar Holdings Limited on its acquisition by Stonegate Pub Company. Bar Holdings Limited operates five bars trading under the Sports Bar & Grill brand.  The acquisition provides Stonegate with entry into the transport hub market, with four of the five bars situated in major London transport stations. […]


Fladgate advises CTI Engineering on successful £43m recommended cash offer for Waterman Group

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Fladgate, jointly with Lewis Townsend LLP, has advised CTI Engineering Co. Limited on its successful recommended cash offer for Waterman Group Plc, which values Waterman at approximately £43m. CTI is the oldest of Japan’s top three ranked major consulting engineering companies and has had a full listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 1996. Waterman […]


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 […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition and financing of central London hotel

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Fladgate has advised Audley Grosvenor Limited on a development agreement for lease with Grosvenor.  This was for the acquisition of a £40m long lease interest of premises at 22 Grosvenor Square, 43 North Audley Street and 1 Lees Place, London W1 for the construction of a 32 room boutique hotel, restaurant and private members club […]