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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 […]


Fladgate advises Greybull Capital on acquisition of 140 stores from Morrisons

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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 management on sale of shares of IPS Specials

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Fladgate LLP advised management on the sale to the founders of the shares of IPS Specials, a company backed by private equity house, Elysian Capital. IPS Specials produces customised ‘specials’, which are unlicensed drugs prescribed by doctors to patients with rare conditions or who cannot take licensed drugs for reasons such as allergies. Fladgate corporate […]


Fladgate advises on sale of GatenbySanderson

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Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of GatenbySanderson, a market leading provider of permanent and interim executives to the public sector, not for profit, education and health sectors. The business was bought from its founder, Graham Goodwin, by a management team backed by the private equity house Primary Capital. Corporate partner Ian Brent led […]


Fladgate advises on sale of shares in Supercover Insurance

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Fladgate LLP has advised on the sale of shares in Supercover Insurance Limited, an FCA regulated specialist insurance broker and claims administrator serving more than 1.5m policyholders, to the Markerstudy Group. Supercover Insurance Limited was set up in 1995 and provided extended warranty cover and insurance to mobile phone retail customers. Supercover has expanded its […]


VIMBOs explained

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Owner managers with successful businesses who are approaching retirement are faced with a number of options. One is to sell the business to a third party buyer. However, in some situations, the owner may prefer to give the management team the chance to acquire the business. This may be the case where a number of […]


Fladgate's corporate team is strengthened with the appointment of Ian Brent

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointments of corporate partner Ian Brent and corporate senior associate Melissa Needham from DAC Beachcroft. Ian was previously head of corporate at Davies Arnold Cooper and head of London corporate at Halliwells. Ian specialises in M&A, investments, shareholder agreements and fundraisings. In his 20 years as a lawyer, […]