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Investment into EV Charging Infrastructure

Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Tim Wright, Sam Tye |

Over the last decade, the UK Government has introduced a variety of measures to support the transition to meet the 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emission target – from providing grants to increase the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and the installation of charge points in individual homes to establishing a Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund […]


Future Fund verdict: good for VC but not a panacea for startups

Jamie Hamilton, Graham Spitz, Anthony Shatz |

Applications for the UK Government’s hotly anticipated £250m Future Fund are open, following several weeks of speculation and lobbying since the publication of the term sheet in April. Applications for funding hit a reported £453m on the first day, prompting speculation that the capacity of the Fund – which is run by the British Business […]


Fladgate advises Zouk Capital on CIIF’s joint venture with Liberty Global

Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Tim Wright, Mike Tremeer, Neal Todd, Alex Haffner, Gemma Grunewald, Joshua Bennett, Eleanor Green |

Fladgate LLP has advised Zouk Capital, the manager of the UK Treasury’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF), on CIIF’s joint venture with multinational telecommunications company Liberty Global (to be called Liberty Charge) which will roll out on-street residential electric vehicle charging points in the UK. CIIF is the dedicated fund established by the UK Government […]


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, Jeremy Whiteson, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Eleanor Green, Sam Tye, Ian Brent |

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, Jeremy Whiteson, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Eleanor Green, Sam Tye, Ian Brent |

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 83North & Marathon Venture Capital on $7.5m fundraising

Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Gemma Grunewald |

Fladgate acted for global venture capital firm 83North and early-stage fund Marathon Venture Capital in a $7.5M Series A fundraising in Lenses.io, a London based DataOps leader, to accelerate its product development and scale operations in Europe and the US to meet growing international demand. Laurel Bowden, Partner at 83North said, “Data is the fuel […]


Fladgate advises Odyssey Investment Partners Portfolio Company on ‘bolt on’ acquisition

Graham Spitz, Gemma Grunewald, Alex Haffner, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Odyssey Investment Partners in relation to a ‘bolt on’ acquisition of Essentra Security on behalf of their portfolio company, Digital ID. Digital ID is a leading ID card company specialising in the sector for over 25 years. The acquisition of Essentra Security, a recognised supplier of ID card printers, further […]


Fladgate acts for Pyser Optics Limited on £3.4m sale to Scientific Digital Imaging Plc

Graham Spitz, Nigel Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Adam Baker, Mike Tremeer, Luke Morris, Hattie Jordan |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Pyser Optics Limited, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, in relation to the sale of their Graticules division to AIM quoted group, Scientific Digital Imaging Plc. Graticules Optics is a designer and manufacturer of precision reticle, aperture, grating and micropattern products on glass, ceramics, film and in metal foils […]


Fladgate acts for Zouk Capital and 83North on $50m funding for workable technology

Yulia Leyko, Graham Spitz |

Leading UK law firm Fladgate has advised private equity firms Zouk Capital and 83North in relation to their participation in a $50M Series C round of funding in relation to Workable Technology Limited. Workable Technology, a leading recruitment automation platform for SMBs, will use the funding to further develop their technology and enhance their product […]


Fladgate acts on sale of iZettle to PayPal for $2.2 billion

Yulia Leyko, Graham Spitz |

Fladgate LLP is pleased to have acted for the lead group of financial investors (comprising Zouk Capital, Index Ventures, 83North, Creandum and Northzone) on the sale of their entire interest in iZettle to PayPal Holdings; subject to regulatory approval. The total deal value was $2.2B. Nathan Medlock, Partner at Zouk Capital commented: “We are grateful […]


Fladgate acts for AuVert Mining Group Limited on the acquisition of Colombian entity Ulloa Recursos Naturales S.A.S

Hamilton Forrest, Graham Spitz, Ashleigh Brinklow, Eleanor Green |

Fladgate LLP acted for AuVert Mining Group Limited in relation to the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Ulloa Recursos Naturales S.A.S , a Colombian entity, from AIM listed mineral exploration and development company Bezant Resources Plc. Ulloa holds alluvial platinum and gold licences located in the Choco region of Colombia. Corporate partner […]


Fladgate advises Aeromet on acquisition of Stone Foundries

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Graham Spitz, Alan Wetterhahn, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Aeromet International Limited, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components, on its bolt-on acquisition of Stone Foundries from Langham Industries. Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will […]