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Fladgate advises BB7 on investment by BGF and acquisition of Omega Fire Engineering

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Fladgate has advised fire sector specialist BB7 on the investment of £6m by BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, to create the leading UK fire and security consultancy through acquisition. This began with the acquisition of Manchester based specialist fire consultancy Omega Fire, which will broaden BB7’s geographic reach and service offering.


Fladgate advises on recruitment MBO

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


Fladgate acts on the sale of specialist legal indemnity insurance broker Title & Covenant Brokers to Stackhouse Poland

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Leading UK law firm Fladgate has advised the shareholders of legal indemnity insurance specialist Title & Covenant Brokers on its sale to Stackhouse Poland. The acquisition will further strengthen Stackhouse Poland’s position in the real estate sector, adding a new dimension to Stackhouse Poland’s existing proposition for real estate clients. David Turschwell, Managing Director and […]


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 […]


Fladgate acts for managed IT services provider GCC Group on acquisition of Perfect Dynamics

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Fladgate LLP has advised GCC Group on its second acquisition in three months. The deal to buy Perfect Dynamics is the second in a planned series of acquisitions intended to make GCC Group one of the UK’s largest managed IT services providers. Corporate partner Ian Brent led the transaction. GCC Group CEO Chris Harthman commented: […]


Fladgate acts on the sale of award-winning contractor accountancy and umbrella businesses First Freelance and First Umbrella to Optionis

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Optionis, the largest provider of professional services to the flexible workforce, has acquired award-winning contractor accountancy firm First Freelance and its sister umbrella company, First Umbrella. The acquisition will further strengthen Optionis’ position in the contractor accountancy and umbrella market, where it currently has a stable of six brands supporting clients across the UK. First […]


Fladgate advises on another recruitment MBO

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Fladgate have acted for management on the buyout of Technical Support Services International (TSSI) and Capital Engineering Personnel (CEP). TSSI is a global business providing ICT staff in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. CEP supplies staff to a wide range of industries including civil engineering, construction, rail & metro, IT & […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Fladgate advises founders of Teachers2Parents (T2P) on sale to Education Brands

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Fladgate has advised the founders of Teachers2Parents (T2P) on the sale to Education Brands. Many parents will be familiar with T2P’s software, which enables schools to communicate with parents and parents to pay for school services. Education Brands is a leading provider of educational software solutions, backed by US private equity firm Insight. After a […]


Fladgate advises Opus on acquisition of Autologic Diagnostics

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Fladgate advised new client Opus, a £150m quoted Swedish company, on the acquisition of UK company Autologic Diagnostics, a world leader in advanced aftermarket automotive diagnostics. Opus is a world leader in managing vehicle inspection programs with operations in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Autologic’s 2016 revenue was £16.5m with EBITDA of £2.6m. […]


Fladgate advises Hydrogen Group on its £3.3m acquisition of the Argyll Scott Group

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Fladgate has acted for AIM listed recruiter Hydrogen Group PLC on its acquisition of the Argyll Scott Group for £3.3m in Hydrogen shares, representing 27.4% of the enlarged share capital. The objective of the acquisition is to create a multi-brand recruitment group, able to deliver a service across multiple functions, industries and countries. The acquisition […]


Fladgate advises Lombard Street Research Limited on share capital sale

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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 […]