Fladgate LLP has advised Black Sheep Coffee Group (BSCG) on a complex agreement involving the acquisition of assets including eight cafes from Taylor St Baristas- a London-based, speciality coffee retailer. The addition of these cafes increases the number of the BSCG estate to 33 across London and Manchester and an additional franchise in the Philippines. […]
Fladgate has advised Patron Capital and joint venture partner Oxlo in connection with the sale of the Mint office building in Leeds. This 120,000sq ft Grade A office was marketed at a guide price of £45m. The building is fully let to Jet2, the third largest scheduled airline in the UK, on a series of […]
Fladgate advised Ocado on its recent investment into vertical farming start-up, Jones Food Company. The transaction comprised a partial buyout of the seed investors and a further equity investment backing the management team. Described as the world’s most advanced vertical farm, Jones Food Company has a 5,000 square-metre facility in North Lincolnshire, with LED-lit and […]
Fladgate was delighted to advise Ocado Group’s venture arm on its investment into UK-based tech start-up, Karakuri. Reshaping the future of ready-to-eat meals, Karakuri’s robotic automation systems cater to bespoke nutritional requirements whilst minimising food waste. Leading the £7m seed round, Ocado confirmed an equity investment of £4.75m, acquiring 18% of the company and a […]
Fladgate is delighted to have advised Sylphar N.V. on its acquisition of majority stakes in the UK companies Pro Teeth Whitening Co Ltd and Nutravita Ltd. Fladgate worked closely with Sylphar’s Belgian lawyers, Argo Business Law Group. Sylphar, which is backed by the private equity firm Vendis Capital, is a fast-growing over-the-counter consumer healthcare business […]
Fladgate LLP is pleased to have advised Selecta AG, a portfolio company of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Express Vending Group Limited. Selecta is the European market-leading supplier of coffee machines, vending machines and workplace self-service solutions. Express Vending is a UK based supplier of self-service vending […]
Fladgate LLP has advised Alyssum Group Ltd and its principal subsidiary Fly Victor Ltd on three transformative transactions: an $18m equity fundraising, where the lead investors were Victor’s cornerstone investor BP Ventures and new strategic investor BBA Aviation; a corporate restructuring, which saw the formation of a group of companies with Alyssum at its head, […]
Fladgate LLP has advised leading AIM-listed esports entertainment company Gfinity PLC on its acquisition of RealSM Limited, a sports media company which operates a fan-oriented digital sports media platform under the brand name RealSport. The consideration was c.£2.4m, to be satisfied by the issue of new shares in Gfinity. This acquisition supports Gfinity’s aim to […]
Fladgate LLP has advised funds managed by Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property backed investments, on the sale of Luxury Family Hotels to its management team and their backers. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, includes five of its hotels (Woolley Grange, The Ickworth, New Park Manor, Moonfleet Manor and Fowey Hall). […]
Fladgate LLP has acted for leading on-demand private jet charter marketplace Victor on its $20m Series B investment round. The lead investor was BP Ventures, the tech-focused venture capital arm of the BP group. Victor intends to use the proceeds of the fundraising to accelerate the next phase of its ambitious growth trajectory. The company […]
Parties to commercial contracts generally assume that the express written terms of a contact will be given effect relatively strictly under English law. However, recent court decisions illustrate the courts’ willingness to look beyond the written terms of contracts and to imply unwritten terms in order to give effect to what they consider to have […]
Fladgate LLP has acted for the management team of JacTravel, a market leading European B2B travel business, on its acquisition by Webjet, the ASX listed online travel agent, for an enterprise value of £200m. The acquisition will transform Webjet’s B2B business WebBeds, creating the world’s second largest online travel wholesaler. The acquisition will be funded […]
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