Bates Wells’ Corporate team advises national retailer F Hinds on its rescue of Chapelle jewellery stores from administration >
Bates Wells’ cross departmental M&A team acted for F Hinds, the national jewellery retailer, on the rescue of a number of Chapelle’s specialist jewellery and watch outlet stores from administration.
Transaction: Bates Wells’ cross departmental M&A team acted for Fedcap UK, a registered charity and wholly owned subsidiary of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (“Fedcap”) on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kennedy Scott Limited.
BWB’s Corporate team acted for the shareholder of Social Misfits Media Limited on the sale of part of its share capital to Freud Communications Limited, the high-profile communications and public relations firm which is part of The Brewery Group.
BWB’s M&A team acted for the shareholders of Mecmesin Limited on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Physical Testing Properties Limited, a portfolio company of US Private Equity investor Battery Ventures.
BWB’s cross departmental teams acted for the shareholders of a Fin-Tech start up (which BWB has advised since its incorporation) and worked intensely to reach completion of the deal within 7 days of receipt of the share purchase agreement.
BWB has acted for The Brighton Pier Group plc (“BPG”) on its acquisition of Lethington Leisure Ltd trading which owns and operates Paradise Island Adventure Golf, the operator of six indoor mini golf sites for a consideration of £10.5million.
BWB advised Alantra Partners, SA (the global investment banking and asset management firm listed on the Madrid and Barcelona Stock Exchanges) on its acquisition of and ongoing partnership in leading UK mid-market corporate finance advisory firm Catalyst Corporate Finance LLP.
BWB’s corporate team acted for BWB CaSE LLP, on the sale of its subsidiary’s shareholding in CaSE Insurance Services Limited (CaSE Insurance) to aQmen Limited.
BWB’s M&A team acted for the shareholders of Netsparker Limited on the sale of its entire issued share capital to a US based private equity firm. Netsparker is a cybersecurity business that provides web application security scanners, which are distributed to clients internationally and developed by its wholly owned Turkish subsidiary.
BWB advised optical technology business Aston Eyetech Limited on its £5million Series A investment round >
BWB acted for Aston Eyetech Limited (“AET”) on its £5million Series A investment round. The investors were Mercia Technologies PLC, the national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative technology businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions, and an Asian-based investment syndicate.
BWB’s cross departmental M&A team has acted for FM Conway Limited on its acquisition of a minority interest in Toppesfield Ltd.
BWB acted for start-up media company Banjo Television Limited on the investment it received from Viacom through its TV production company Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited and production division Elephant House.
BWB’s corporate team acted for FairFX Group plc (FairFX), the AIM quoted online international payment services provider, on its acquisition of CardOne (Spectrum Financial Group Limited) for a consideration of £15 million and its fundraising by way of Placing and Open Offer which raised in aggregate £27.7 million.
BWB’s AIM team acted for Blenheim Natural Resources Plc (“Blenheim”) on its oversubscribed £750,000 placing (the “Placing”).
Transaction: BWB’s cross departmental M&A team acted for FM Conway Limited (“Conway”) on its acquisition of United Construction Materials Limited, the parent company of United Asphalt (“United Asphalt”).
BWB’s corporate team acted for Perkbox Limited (“Perkbox”) on its oversubscribed equity fundraising that raised £4.36m from specialist technology venture capital firm Drapers Esprit, crowdfunding platform Seedrs and Perkbox’s existing investors and management team. The funding will be used to expand its product portfolio and develop its smart technology, marketing and account management resources.
BWB’s cross departmental M&A team acted for FM Conway Limited (“Conway”) on its acquisition of Berkshire Macadams Limited (“Berkshire Macadams”).
BWB advises Campbell Page Group Limited on the acquisition of Campbell Page UK Limited by WISE Ability >
BWB acted for Campbell Page Group Limited of Australia on transferring ownership of Campbell Page UK Limited (“Campbell Page UK”) - a charity registered in England and Wales - to WISE Ability.
BWB advises Schleuniger Holding AG on its acquisition of a 20 per cent strategic investment stake in LW Solutions Ltd >
BWB’s cross departmental team acted for Schleuniger Holding AG (“Schleuniger”) on its acquisition of a 20 per cent stake in LW Solutions Ltd (“LWS”), a manufacturer of laser wire stripping machines for the stripping of insulation from high-tech cables and wires.
BWB advises the shareholders on the sale of Eos Wealth Management Limited to Close Brothers Asset Management for an undisclosed sum >
BWB’s cross departmental team acted for the shareholders Eos Wealth Management Limited, a financial advisory firm with over £300 million of assets under advice, in the sale of Eos to Close Brothers Asset Management.