Richards Butler, SJ Berwin in La Senza deal

Richards Butler, SJ Berwin in La Senza deal SJ Berwin and Richards Butler have advised on the £100m sale of the La Senza lingerie chain to private equity house Lion Capital, the former European arm of Texas-based Hicks Muse, which broke off in 2005.

SJ Berwin and Richards Butler have advised on the £100m sale of the La Senza lingerie chain to private equity house Lion Capital, the former European arm of Texas-based Hicks Muse, which broke off in 2005. SJ Berwin advised the buyers, led by London corporate partners Steven Davis and Richard Lever. SJ Berwin has previously advised both Hicks Muse Europe and the breakaway Lion Capital, including on the purchase of major stakes in the Jimmy Choo shoes and Wagamama noodle bar brands. Richards Butler advised La Senza, led by London corporate partner David Boutcher.