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Fladgate advises on the sale of Prosurv to Cumming

Hamilton Forrest, Michael McCartney, Ian Brent, Diana Mennie, Eleanor Green |

Top 50 UK law firm Fladgate has advised the shareholders of Stoke based project manager and costs consultancy Prosurv on its sale to Cumming, the global project management consultancy. Corporate partner Ian Brent led the Fladgate team including corporate assistants Ellie Green & Diana Mennie, tax partner Hamilton Forrest and employment partner Michael McCartney. Prosurv […]


Fladgate advises on the sale of CareWorks to Advanced

Anthony Reeves, Ian Brent, Diana Mennie, Eleanor Green |

Fladgate has advised the shareholders of Dublin based CareWorks, a provider of case management software for health and social care organisations, on its sale to UK software firm Advanced. Corporate partner Ian Brent led the Fladgate team which included corporate lawyers Ellie Green and Diana Mennie, tax lawyer Anthony Reeves and IT lawyer Muhammed Bhaimohmed. […]


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, Eugene Matveichuk, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Jan Hoppe, Marc Sosnow, Sam Tye, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Zehra Kofturcu, Orit Rioumine Gold, Michael Beaber, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Jeremy Whiteson, Mythily Katsaris, Ian Brent, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Diana Mennie, Anthony Shatz, Eleanor Green |

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

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 acts on the sale of Bolt Learning

Anthony Reeves, Ian Brent |

Fladgate has acted on the sale of e-learning provider Bolt to private equity firm Aliter Capital. The team, led by corporate partner Ian Brent, acted for the investors in Bolt, a consortium led by serial entrepreneur Tom Fender. Since launching in 2014, Bolt has become the chosen online learning provider to a large number of […]


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

Gemma Grunewald, Ian Brent, Caroline Philipps |

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

Gemma Grunewald, Ian Brent, Diana Mennie |

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

John Forde, Ian Brent |

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

Anthony Reeves, Stephen Lewis, Alex Haffner, Mike Tremeer, Ian Brent |

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

Ian Brent |

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

Ian Brent |

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

Ian Brent |

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 & […]