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Event: Employee share incentives in private companies

Hamilton Forrest, John Forde |

Share incentives can offer a cost and tax efficient way to motivate and reward employees. However they are often overlooked by private companies who assume that establishing a share plan would be […]

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 the sale of the Magal Group to Arlington Industries

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, Mike Tremeer, Ildikó Kozó, Orit Rioumine Gold |

Fladgate has advised on the sale of the Magal Group, an industry leading automotive component and system supplier, to Arlington Industries, a Cartesian Capital Group backed supplier to the automotive and aerospace sectors. Magal is recognised as a tier one global strategic supplier, attaining preferred supplier status with Ford, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan […]


Hodson Developments secures planning and funding for Chilmington Green Development

Hamilton Forrest, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Kim McMurray, Miles Crawford |

Fladgate client Hodson Developments has secured planning and funding to commence a new garden city project near Ashford, Kent, known as the Chilmington Green Development. Chilmington Green will bring a vibrant, mixed use, new community to the town of Ashford in Kent. It will provide around 5,750 new homes as well as its own high […]


Halamar undertakes refinancing of Golden Square property development

Hamilton Forrest, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Yulia Leyko, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Richard Reuben, Gemma Grunewald, Orit Rioumine Gold, Amanda Hado-Bodfield |

Fladgate LLP has advised Halamar Developments on a complicated refinancing of a property development in Golden Square, Soho, borrowing new funds of more than £50m. The refinancing involved: a corporate reorganisation to insert three levels of holding companies between the property owning company and the ultimate shareholders together with amendment of the existing shareholders agreement […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition and financing of central London hotel

Hamilton Forrest, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Anthony Reeves, Melissa Needham, John Forde, David Baverstock, Ildikó Kozó, Gemma Grunewald, Gavin Whitney |

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 […]


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 […]


Privet Capital acquires Cash Processing Solutions Limited from De La Rue plc

Hamilton Forrest, Graham Spitz, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, Alan Wetterhahn |

Fladgate LLP has advised the private equity firm Privet Capital on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Cash Processing Solutions Limited (CPS) and related subsidiaries from De La Rue plc for a maximum pay-out of £6.5m.  Fladgate also advised in relation to the ongoing strategic partnership between the two parties. CPS is […]


Fladgate advises Aldgate Tower Investments on sale to joint venture for £346m

Hamilton Forrest, Amy Collins, Adrian Mawlabaux |

Fladgate advised the owner of Aldgate Tower Investments (ATI), on the sale of 100% of the shares in ATI to a joint venture between China Life and Brookfield Property Partners for £346,000,000. ATI is the owner of Aldgate Tower, a 317,000 sq ft office building in Aldgate which was completed in November 2014 and is […]


Fladgate advises on sale of Newson Gale to Hoerbiger

Hamilton Forrest, Alex Kaufmann, Mike Tremeer, Jamie Hamilton |

Fladgate LLP advised the shareholders of Newson Gale Limited, the manufacturer and supplier of static grounding equipment, on the sale of the company to Hoerbiger, the globally active Swiss industrial conglomerate. Newson Gale is the brand setting standard for elimination of ignition hazards caused by static electricity, gaining a leading position in the United Kingdom […]


Fladgate advises Greybull Capital on acquisition of 140 stores from Morrisons

Hamilton Forrest, Jeremy Whiteson, Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Jamie Hamilton, Richard Reuben, Ian Brent |

Fladgate LLP is advising investment firm Greybull Capital on the acquisition of 140 high street convenience stores from WM Morrison Supermarkets plc. Greybull Capital, a turnaround specialist that led the takeover of travel business Monarch Group last year, together with a team of industry specialists led by retail expert Mike Greene, will take control of […]


Fladgate advises on high profile hotel deals for Starboard and Downing

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Matthew Williams, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Ella Leonard, Adrian Mawlabaux, Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP has advised on two high profile hotel deals: The acquisition of five ibis hotels by Starboard Hotels Limited, as part of a €32m portfolio sale by Accor. The sale of Chapel Street Hotel in Liverpool, part of the Hotel Indigo brand of hotels, to an international asset management company. Hotel developer and operator Starboard […]