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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 on the acquisition and financing of central London hotel

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Fladgate has advised Audley Grosvenor Limited on a development agreement for lease with Grosvenor.  This was for the acquisition of a £40m long lease interest of premises at 22 Grosvenor Square, 43 North Audley Street and 1 Lees Place, London W1 for the construction of a 32 room boutique hotel, restaurant and private members club […]


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 […]


Privet Capital acquires Cash Processing Solutions Limited from De La Rue plc

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Fladgate LLP has advised the private equity firm Privet Capital on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Cash Processing Solutions Limited (CPS) and related subsidiaries from De La Rue plc for a maximum pay-out of £6.5m.  Fladgate also advised in relation to the ongoing strategic partnership between the two parties. CPS is […]


Fladgate advises Sportvest Capital on investment in Lincoln City FC

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Fladgate LLP has acted for Clive Nates’ investment vehicle, Sportvest Capital LLP, in relation to an investment into Lincoln City FC. Mr Nates, who joins the board of the Club, is a global equity investor and retired hedge fund manager based in Sandton, South Africa.  He has followed the fortunes of Lincoln City since the […]


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 on the sale of Hoole Hall Hotel and Spa

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Fladgate LLP has acted for the vendors (being companies controlled by funds managed by Downing LLP) on the sale of Hoole Hall Hotel and Spa, Chester, a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Spa Chester is one of the North West of England’s leading luxury hotels. Commenting on the […]


Fladgate advises on acquisition of Camden Lock Market

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Fladgate LLP has advised an off-shore trust in connection with the acquisition of Camden Lock Market from Brockton Capital. This transaction places Camden’s famous Stables Market and Lock Market in single ownership and will enable a major redevelopment of the combined sites to proceed. Camden Lock Market is a site in excess of one acre, […]


Fladgate advises on sale of The Handpicked Collection to News UK

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Fladgate LLP has advised the major shareholders of Handpicked Companies Limited, owners of online retailer The Handpicked Collection (Handpicked), on its sale to News UK. Handpicked is a multi-award winning website that sets itself apart from the crowd of e-retailers with its unique panel of expert journalists and trendsetters who select high quality products. The […]


Fladgate's corporate team is strengthened with the appointment of Ian Brent

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce the appointments of corporate partner Ian Brent and corporate senior associate Melissa Needham from DAC Beachcroft. Ian was previously head of corporate at Davies Arnold Cooper and head of London corporate at Halliwells. Ian specialises in M&A, investments, shareholder agreements and fundraisings. In his 20 years as a lawyer, […]