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 LLP has advised Patron Capital IV LP (Patron) on two high profile real estate investments: The c£75m headline acquisition, by a joint venture between Patron Capital and APAM Ltd, of the Arlington Business Park in Theale, Reading from the Arlington Business Parks Partnership (ABPP). The Arlington Business Park is considered to be one of […]
Fladgate LLP advised Point West GR Limited on the acquisition of Point West, a mixed use development consisting of 399 apartments and three commercial tenants, including Sainsbury’s and David Lloyd. Real estate litigation partner Thekla Fellas and corporate partner Jeremy Whiteson advised the client, assisted by employment senior associate Mike Tremeer and tax senior associate […]
Fladgate LLP has advised the managers/shareholders of ISN Solutions Limited (ISN) on the sale of ISN to a new company backed and funded by private equity house Maven Capital for £6.1m. ISN is one of the UK’s leading specialist IT and communications consultancies working in the oil and gas sector. Two of the three founder […]
Fladgate LLP has advised a group of companies held by Camden Market Holding Corp (Camden Market) in connection with a refinancing facility with affiliates of the Japanese investment bank, Nomura International Plc (Nomura), advised by Ashurst LLP. The total banking facilities provided by Nomura are in excess of £230m and comprise senior and mezzanine “packages”. […]
Fladgate LLP has advised BSL3 Limited on the £18.5m sale of a prominent development site in Shoreditch, London. BSL3 is part of a large offshore group of companies who primarily invest and develop within the hotel, hospitality and multi-occupational sectors in London. The site, with full planning consent for a 135 room hotel with associated […]
Despite suffering the worst recession since the Second World War, rates of corporate insolvency in England and Wales are low by historical standards. Looking back over the last 25 years, the rate of liquidations as a percentage of active registered companies peaked at 2.6% in 1992, and stood at an average rate of 1.2% over […]
The acquisition of Plymouth Argyle Football Club from the club’s administrators was complicated not only by the labyrinthine regulatory structure of the football world, but also because valuable property and trading assets were held in the same entity. Similarly complicated non-property regulation and law pose particular problems for insolvent businesses in other fields, such as […]
Pre-packs have had a great impact on the insolvency landscape over recent years. They are now the procedure of choice for many insolvent businesses. At the same time, they have been heavily criticised as being damaging to creditors’ interests. This tension has left a number of questions unanswered, which the courts and regulators have tried […]
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