Corporate

TLT acts on sale of Edenhall Group to Marshalls

By Andrew Webber TLT has acted on the sale of Edenhall Group, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer of concrete facing bricks, to listed landscape products manufacturer Marshalls plc. Marshalls has acquired 100 per cent of the issued share capital of Edenhall Holdings Limited in a strategic acquisition to boost its growth in the new build housing market. […]

TLT completes London acquisition for Savills

By John Wood The deal will see the global real estate services provider add weight to its residential and commercial portfolios in London and accelerate its UK growth strategy. It follows previous acquisitions completed by TLT for Savills, including two residential sales, lettings and property management agents in the North West in the last quarter. […]

Schoenherr advises Wieland Ventures on acquisition of stake in UrbanGold

By Florian Kusznier, Helen Nassey Schoenherr has advised Wieland Ventures GmbH (Wieland) on the acquisition of a 22.1 % stake in UrbanGold GmbH (UrbanGold), an innovative start-up that developed a technology to recycle valuable metals from electrical and electronic waste. The terms and conditions of the transaction remain confidential. UrbanGold was founded in 2014 as a start-up […]

Offices

Shearman jumps on infrastructure PE bandwagon with Bakers hires

Baker McKenzie infrastructure PE duo Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks have joined Shearman & Sterling in London, the latest in a series of moves to US firms in this space. Sheddick has been with Bakers since 1999 and was made a partner in 2006. One of his key clients is Macquarie, which he advised in […]

TLT advises Blackfinch and Santander on wind acquisition

By Gary Roscoe TLT has reunited with clean energy investor Blackfinch Investments and Santander to complete the acquisition and project funding for two additional onshore wind turbines. The turbines – each with a 500kW generation capacity and located near Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire – were acquired through Blackfinch’s renewable energy investment entity, Sedgwick Trading. The deal […]

Loyens & Loeff advises Berkshire Partners in its divestment of Farm Boy

By Jochem van der Wal, Siobhán McCarthy, Frédéric Franckx, Kristof Jansen We advised the leading American private equity firm, Berkshire Partners, on Luxembourg tax and corporate law aspects of its divestment of Farm Boy, a Canadian grocery store, which Berkshire Partners acquired in 2012. Farm Boy was sold to the Canadian food retailer Empire Co Ltd for […]

Latham’s Barnett secures 888 mandate after A&O move

Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin have advised on online casino operator 888 Holding’s £22m buyout of All American Poker Network (AAPN). Through the deal, London-listed 888 has acquired the remaining 53 per cent interest in AAPN that it does not own, from its joint venture partner Avenue OLG Entertainment. AAPN was established as a US-facing joint venture […]

Loyens & Loeff advises SGG in the acquisition of Augentius

We advised SGG, a Luxembourg-based leading trust, corporate and fund services firm, in the acquisition of Augentius, a leading global provider of alternative investment solutions to the Private Equity and Real Estate communities. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, reinforces SGG Group’s position as the 4th leading investor services firm in the world […]

Interserve

Slaughters and Ashurst team up on Interserve’s rescue plan

Slaughter and May and Ashurst are leading for embattled contractor Interserve, which has revealed that it is seeking a recovery plan amid fears of a Carillion-style collapse. The rescue plan, which aims to scale back its £500m debt pile, will see the Reading-based outsourcer convert much of its debt into new shares, potentially handing control of the […]

Ogier advises Transocean in the acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW

By Bradley Kruger, Cynthia Anandajayasekeram, Ross Wilding Ogier has advised Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) on the Cayman law aspects of its successful acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) valued at approximately $2.7 billion, inclusive of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.’s net debt. The transaction completed on 5 December 2018. Transocean Ltd. is a leading international provider of […]

Ashurst and Freshfields face off in battle for British oil company

Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]

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