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Fladgate advises Alyssum and Victor on fundraising, restructuring and acquisition

Anthony Reeves, Yulia Leyko, Eddie Powell, Jamie Hamilton, Sam Tye, Diana Mennie, Chris Wilkinson, Andrew Bessemer Clark |

Fladgate LLP has advised Alyssum Group Ltd and its principal subsidiary Fly Victor Ltd on three transformative transactions: an $18m equity fundraising, where the lead investors were Victor’s cornerstone investor BP Ventures and new strategic investor BBA Aviation; a corporate restructuring, which saw the formation of a group of companies with Alyssum at its head, […]

Fladgate advises on funding for Dundee hotel development

Julian Lewis, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Sam Tye, Michelle Waknine, Dee Afolami |

Fladgate’s hotel team has advised clients on the provision of funding, by Coutts & Co, for the redevelopment of two sites in Dundee into InterContinental Hotels Group branded hotels. The team advised on the negotiation and agreement of finance documents including the facility agreement and security as well as the associated hotel management and franchise […]

Fladgate advises on sale of Greene & Co to Hamptons International, part of Countrywide PLC

Julian Lewis, Sophie Burke, Gavin Whitney, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has acted for the shareholders of Greene & Co, an award-winning estate agency covering North London and the City, in its sale to leading residential agency, Hamptons International – part of Countrywide PLC, the UK’s largest estate agency and property services group. Established more than thirty years ago in West Hampstead, Greene & […]

Transparency in the UK – new legislation

Sam Tye |

In 2013 the department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), a department of the UK Government, published a discussion paper the stated purpose of which was to increase transparency in relation to the ownership and control of UK companies. The discussion paper set out a range of proposals which were intended to increase transparency so […]

Fladgate advises on Cardiff Hotel development deal

Julian Lewis, Rebecca Tavares, Matthew Williams, Gavin Whitney, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has advised Dominions House Limited on the sale of a vacant former office block in central Cardiff as part of a BPRA deal that will see it converted into a luxury hotel and restaurant.  Being a BPRA deal, the sale had to complete by the end of the 2014/15 financial year and the […]

Fladgate advises Medina Investments on development site acquisition

James Fry, Gary Smith, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has acted for developer Medina Investments on the acquisition and funding of a development site on Clerkenwell Road, EC1. Medina Investments have submitted a planning application for the site, a former petrol station, for development into a mixed use scheme comprising a 225 bedroom hotel, five residential apartments and three ground floor retail […]

Fladgate acts for One Delta plc on fundraising and all-share acquisition of Audioboo

David Robinson, Jamie Hamilton, John Forde, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has acted for AIM listed One Delta plc on its £3m fundraising and the £2.62m all-share acquisition of Audioboo Limited. Audioboo, is a digital social media audio platform, ‘the audio equivalent of YouTube’. The acquisition constituted a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules and following shareholder approval the company was re-admitted to AIM […]

Fladgate advises AIM listed LiteBulb Group on acquisition of Meld Group

David Robinson, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has advised AIM listed LiteBulb Group (LiteBulb) on the acquisition of Meld Group Limited (Meld). Meld has developed a portfolio of brands and products supplied to major retailers in the UK including Marks and Spencer and Sainsburys. As well as developing its own brands, Meld works alongside renowned brands such as Peppa Pig […]

Warranties: Commercial intention

Sam Tye |

The Court of Appeal judgment in Belfairs Management Ltd v Sutherland and another (Belfairs) looked at the interpretation of warranties given in connection with the sale of shares in a company. On a sale of shares a seller will commonly be asked to give warranties, which are essentially a set of confirmations as to the […]

Fladgate advises Sanguine Hospitality on acquisition by Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Julian Lewis, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP has advised Sanguine Hospitality (Sanguine), a Liverpool based hospitality development and ownership company, on the acquisition by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (Interstate) of Sanguine’s management platform. The transaction signifies Interstate’s entrance into the UK market with Sanguine’s high quality portfolio of 14 hotels, aggregating more than 1,900 rooms, added to Interstate’s European portfolio. […]

Swindon Town FC saved from administration

David Robinson, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP’s sports team has acted for Swindon Football Holdings Ltd and Andrew Black on the sale of Swindon Town FC to a local consortium headed by Banbury United owner, Jed McCrory. The deal, which is subject to Football League approval, will see Swindon Town rescued from the prospect of administration. Under the terms of […]

Fladgate advises AIM listed LiteBulb on financing

David Robinson, Sam Tye |

Fladgate LLP advised AIM listed company LiteBulb Group Limited (LiteBulb), developers of innovative brands and products, on the securing of £750,000 in finance. The financing will be used to further LiteBulb’s growth and to fund a number of anticipated significant orders. The funding was received from Andrew Black, co-founder of Betfair Group Plc, who to […]