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Fladgate advises Patron Capital on sale of Luxury Family Hotels

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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 advises Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Starwood European Real Estate on the sale of SOF-10 Beagle Investments Lux S.à r.l., the SPV which owns One Braham, London E1 for £65m.  One Braham has planning for 317,000 sq ft of office space which will be constructed over the next two years.   Aldgate Developments Limited, a long-term client […]


Fladgate advises on restaurant at Squire & Partners' new headquarters

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Fladgate has advised on the development of a new restaurant at their new headquarters in Brixton for Squire & Partners and the letting of the restaurant to Albion & East. The new headquarters is based at The Department Store in Brixton, following 16 years in Kings Cross. The space has been redesigned to enhance existing […]


Starting as you mean to go on… applications to assign

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A common way of securing retail or office space is to take an assignment of a lease from an existing tenant. Leases usually contain a requirement for landlord’s consent to such an assignment. A recent case has highlighted the importance of ensuring that if the proposed assignee makes the application, they specifically confirm that they […]


Fladgate advises on the sale of the Magal Group to Arlington Industries

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Fladgate has advised on the sale of the Magal Group, an industry leading automotive component and system supplier, to Arlington Industries, a Cartesian Capital Group backed supplier to the automotive and aerospace sectors. Magal is recognised as a tier one global strategic supplier, attaining preferred supplier status with Ford, Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan […]


Fladgate advises Seastar on £15m refinancing of Strand development

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Fladgate has advised the award winning residential developer Seastar on the £15m refinancing of its luxury apartment development (Strand Chambers) at 227-228 Strand in London. The refinancing follows a sale of the retail and restaurant units on the lower floors for £4.5m which completed in February and comprised a number of stages including: The transfer […]


Considering liquidated and ascertained damages on an agreement for lease

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It is sometimes the case that a tenant will enter into agreements for lease where the landlord is undertaking substantial works to, or even constructing, the building or estate within which the premises will be located so that grant of the lease is conditional upon completion of those works. Liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs) clauses […]


Madison International Realty acquires 50% of Paternoster Square for £200m

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Fladgate LLP has advised US investor, Madison International Realty, on the real estate aspects of the £200m acquisition from Oxford Properties of a 50% share in the Paternoster Square EC4 campus.  The acquisition includes King Edward Court, home of the London Stock Exchange and St Martin’s Court, CBRE’s head office in the City of London. […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of The Harpur Centre

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Fladgate has advised on the acquisition of a shopping centre known as The Harpur Centre in Bedford for Harpur Centre Bedford Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of a Jersey Limited Partnership) from Zurich Assurance Plc.  Tellon Capital LLP was the acting asset manager on the transaction. James Burchell of Tellon Capital commented: “Daniel and his […]


Fladgate advises on real estate reorganisation for HPS Investment Partners

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Fladgate LLP has advised HPS Investment Partners, LLC (HPS) on the real estate reorganisation arising from the acquisition of the firm from J.P. Morgan Asset Management in March 2016. HPS is a leading global investment firm with a focus on non-investment grade credit.  It was originally formed as a unit of Highbridge Capital Management, LLC, […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of Haché Group

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Fladgate LLP has advised on the acquisition of Haché, the multi award-winning gourmet burger group. New owner Hush and its senior management team comprising Jamie Barber (co-founder of Hush and Cabana), Ed Standring (former managing director of Richoux Group) and Ian Neill (former chief executive of Wagamama) are planning an expansion and refurbishment of Haché […]


I’m a retailer – Get me out of here!

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Although online sales have become increasingly important to fashion retailers, most still want a “bricks and mortar” presence on the high street too. In times of relative prosperity, retailers may open and operate multiple stores, but when confidence in the economy wavers, as some commentators have suggested may happen following the Brexit vote, retailers may […]