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Fladgate ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK guide for Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market

Sandra Bates, Julian Lewis, Alex Kaufmann, Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Sunil Sheth, Avram Kelman, Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, Grant Gordon, Eugene Matveichuk, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Ian Brent, Amy Collins, Jamie Hamilton, Jan Hoppe, Mythily Katsaris, David Robinson, Anthony Shatz, Marc Sosnow, Sam Tye, Jeremy Whiteson, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Zehra Kofturcu, Adrian Mawlabaux, Melissa Needham, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Baverstock, Michael Beaber, Liam Bracken, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Lee, Diana Mennie, Alex Taylor, Priyadevi Vadgama |

Fladgate is delighted to maintain a Band 1 ranking in the 2020 Chambers UK guide for the Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market category. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “The team is delighted once again to receive this recognition by Chambers, which is a significant endorsement of our approach, our professionalism and the strong relationship we […]


Fladgate ranks Tier 1 in Legal 500’s M&A: Deals up to £50m

Grant Gordon, Paul Airley, Sandra Bates, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Ian Brent, Amy Collins, Nigel Gordon, Jamie Hamilton, Jan Hoppe, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, David Robinson, Anthony Shatz, Sunil Sheth, Marc Sosnow, Graham Spitz, Sam Tye, Jeremy Whiteson, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Zehra Kofturcu, Yulia Leyko, Adrian Mawlabaux, Melissa Needham, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Baverstock, Michael Beaber, Liam Bracken, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Lee, Diana Mennie, Alex Taylor, Priyadevi Vadgama |

Fladgate is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 in the M&A: Deals Up To £50m. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “we are very pleased once again to receive this recognition by Legal 500, which is a significant endorsement of our work, our professionalism and the strong relationship […]


Property or share sale? Melissa Needham in Estates Gazette

Melissa Needham |

Melissa Needham, Senior Associate in Corporate, recently wrote an article for Estates Gazette, addressing the different treatment of rent arrears and service charges and how they are apportioned on a share sale, compared with an asset sale. To read the full article, click here (subscription only).


Fladgate advises Seko S.p.A on the acquisition of the Brightwell Group

Julian Lewis, Luke Morris, James Fry, Alex Haffner, Hamilton Forrest, Melissa Needham, Nathan Carter-Smith, Tamsin Bernard, Liam Bracken, Gemma Grunewald, Caroline Philipps, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Victoria Brownell, Simon Ekins |

Fladgate has advised Seko S.p.A, an Italian based global leader in the design and manufacture of dosing pumps and metering systems on the acquisition of the UK headquartered Brightwell Group. Brightwell is a designer and manufacturer of professional hygiene equipment and chemical dispensing and dosing systems. Brightwell is already active in 85 countries and will […]


Fladgate advises shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Melissa Needham, Mike Tremeer, Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate has advised the shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace. M25 Business Centre, which is located in Waltham Abbey, Essex, totals 55,000 sq ft across four storeys with office space ranging from 90 sq ft to 2,454 sq ft.  The property also includes meeting rooms, break out areas and executive […]


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

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, Mike Tremeer, Ildikó Kozó, Orit Rioumine Gold |

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

Hamilton Forrest, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Anthony Reeves, Melissa Needham, John Forde, David Baverstock, Ildikó Kozó, Gemma Grunewald, Gavin Whitney |

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

Julian Lewis, Yulia Leyko, Matthew Williams, Melissa Needham |

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

Hamilton Forrest, Graham Spitz, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, Alan Wetterhahn |

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

Grant Gordon, Melissa Needham |

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

Graham Spitz, Melissa Needham, Mike Tremeer, John Forde, Luke Morris, Adam Baker |

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

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Matthew Williams, Eddie Powell, Melissa Needham, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Ella Leonard, Adrian Mawlabaux, Gavin Whitney |

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 […]