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

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

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

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

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 advises Ocado on the sale of Marie Claire Beauty Limited

Grant Gordon, Amy Collins, Michael McCartney, Tim Wright, Hamilton Forrest, Diana Mennie, Laura Priestley |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Ocado on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Marie Claire Beauty Limited (trading as Fabled) to Next Group. Fabled by Marie Claire launched in August 2016 and currently offers over 250 premium beauty brands via www.fabled.com and its beauty store in central London. Next acquired Marie Claire Beauty […]


Fladgate advises Ocado on its investment into Jones Food Company

Grant Gordon, Jamie Hamilton, Diana Mennie, Michelle Waknine, Caroline Philipps, Anthony Reeves, Thomas Edwards |

Fladgate advised Ocado on its recent investment into vertical farming start-up, Jones Food Company. The transaction comprised a partial buyout of the seed investors and a further equity investment backing the management team. Described as the world’s most advanced vertical farm, Jones Food Company has a 5,000 square-metre facility in North Lincolnshire, with LED-lit and […]


Fladgate advises Ocado on investment into Karakuri

Grant Gordon, Jamie Hamilton, Diana Mennie, Michelle Waknine, Caroline Philipps |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Ocado Group’s venture arm on its investment into UK-based tech start-up, Karakuri. Reshaping the future of ready-to-eat meals, Karakuri’s robotic automation systems cater to bespoke nutritional requirements whilst minimising food waste. Leading the £7m seed round, Ocado confirmed an equity investment of £4.75m, acquiring 18% of the company and a […]


Fladgate advises Noozhoo Nokiiyan LP on its investment in Sonco Gaming UK Ltd

Nigel Gordon, Alex Haffner, Diana Mennie, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Amanda Hado-Bodfield |

Fladgate was pleased to act for Noozhoo Nookiiyan LP, the investment vehicle of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, on its investment in Sonco Gaming UK Ltd.


Fladgate advises on recruitment MBO

Diana Mennie, Gemma Grunewald, Ian Brent |

Fladgate has successfully advised Paul Hooper, the founding director of Impact Recruitment, on a management buyout of the East Midlands recruitment company. 


Fladgate advises Alyssum and Victor on fundraising, restructuring and acquisition

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

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 Chesterfield Resources plc on placing

Nigel Gordon, Diana Mennie |

Fladgate acted for Chesterfield Resources plc on its placing of 26m ordinary shares at 5p per share raising £1.3m before expenses, and the admission of the entire issued ordinary share capital of the company (including the placing shares) to trading on the Standard Segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and the […]


Fladgate advises Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments

Hamilton Forrest, Amy Collins, Diana Mennie |

Fladgate LLP has acted for Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments Lux S.à r.l., the SPV which owns One Braham, London E1 for £65m.  One Braham has planning for 317,000 sq ft of office space which will be constructed over the next two years.   Aldgate Developments Limited, a long-term client […]


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

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

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 Lombard Street Research Limited on share capital sale

Hamilton Forrest, Gemma Grunewald, Diana Mennie, Ian Brent |

Flagdgate has advised Lombard Street Research Limited on the sale of its share capital to a provider of investment research for a consideration for cash and shares in the buyer. Fladgate also provided tax advice to the main shareholders in respect of employee investment scheme shareholdings and entrepreneurs relief. Lombard Street Research is a macroeconomic […]