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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

Liam Bracken, Caroline Philipps, Gemma Grunewald, Ian Brent |

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

Diana Mennie, Gemma Grunewald, Ian Brent |

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, Liam Bracken, 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

Stephen Lewis, Anthony Reeves, Rebecca Tavares, Mike Tremeer, Alex Haffner, 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 & […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Taj Rehal, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Matthew Bennett, Eddie Powell, Gary Smith, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Alison Mould, Mike Tremeer, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Richard Reuben, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Jenny Sargeant, James Earl, Seetal Modi, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Ian Brent, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, Bree Taylor, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, David Weare |

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

Ian Brent |

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

Ian Brent |

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

Gemma Grunewald, Ian Brent |

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 […]