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Hodson Developments secures planning and funding for Chilmington Green Development

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Fladgate client Hodson Developments has secured planning and funding to commence a new garden city project near Ashford, Kent, known as the Chilmington Green Development. Chilmington Green will bring a vibrant, mixed use, new community to the town of Ashford in Kent. It will provide around 5,750 new homes as well as its own high […]


Thunderbirds are go! Fladgate advises Privet Capital on acquisition of Vivid Toy Group

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Fladgate LLP has advised Privet Capital (Privet), a private equity investor, on its acquisition of Vivid Toy Group Limited (Vivid) for an undisclosed sum. Vivid is one of Europe’s leading independent branded toys and games companies, licensing, designing, manufacturing and selling a combination of in-house developed toy and games IP and third party intellectual property […]


Fladgate advises Ziser Group on £45m refinancing

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Fladgate has acted for a borrower group of companies who were collectively advised by Ziser Group in connection with a loan facility from Lloyds Bank for £45m. The security involved four different properties in London, each of which was controlled by a different company. The released funds will be used by the group for further […]


Halamar undertakes refinancing of Golden Square property development

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Fladgate LLP has advised Halamar Developments on a complicated refinancing of a property development in Golden Square, Soho, borrowing new funds of more than £50m. The refinancing involved: a corporate reorganisation to insert three levels of holding companies between the property owning company and the ultimate shareholders together with amendment of the existing shareholders agreement […]


Fladgate advises on acquisition of London development site within Shari'ah structure

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Fladgate’s Funds, Finance and Regulatory (FFR) Group has recently advised a Bahraini bank on the £15m acquisition of a development site on the outskirts of London within a Shari’ah funded joint venture structure.  The team comprised Ella Leonard (funds partner), Philip Turner (real estate partner), Luke Morris (banking partner), Richard Kaufman (real estate partner), assisted […]


2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]


Fladgate advises Sea Oil Tankers on bonds issue and admission to trading

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Fladgate has advised Sea Oil Tankers Limited (an Isle of Man incorporated company) on its issue of up to $200m of corporate bonds (which may be denominated in euros, US dollars or sterling) and admission to trading of those bonds on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX). The transaction was led by capital markets partner Chris […]


Fladgate advises K&C REIT on Osprey Management Company Limited acquisition

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Fladgate advised K&C REIT on the agreed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of The Osprey Management Company Limited for an aggregate consideration of £1.6 million.  Osprey owns a portfolio of premium retirement and residential properties in London and southern England.  Osprey also provides property management services to the occupiers in the majority of […]


Fladgate advises Privet Capital on acquisition of Pyser-SGI Group Limited

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Fladgate LLP advised the investment company Privet Capital on the acquisition of Pyser-SGI Group Limited. Pyser was acquired from its existing management team which has owned the business since 1994. Pyser-SGI is a Kent-based supplier of sophisticated optical technology products. The business manufactures products including night vision systems, weapon sights, compasses, small arms collimators and […]


Fladgate advises on high profile hotel deals for Starboard and Downing

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Fladgate LLP has advised on two high profile hotel deals: The acquisition of five ibis hotels by Starboard Hotels Limited, as part of a €32m portfolio sale by Accor. The sale of Chapel Street Hotel in Liverpool, part of the Hotel Indigo brand of hotels, to an international asset management company. Hotel developer and operator Starboard […]


Fladgate advises Privet Capital on acquisition of Aeromet Group of Companies

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Fladgate LLP has advised the investment company Privet Capital on the acquisition of Aeromet, a UK based manufacturer of metal castings for the aerospace industry, from US based Black Diamond Capital Management for an undisclosed amount. Aeromet is a world class foundry with a turnover of £20m per annum, specialising in complex castings for commercial […]


Fladgate appoints Daniel Polden, Graham Spitz & Luke Morris

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointments of real estate and finance partner Daniel Polden; corporate partner Graham Spitz; and banking partner Luke Morris, all of whom join from the London office of Locke Lord. Daniel is a real estate and finance lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. His clients include real estate investors […]