Highlights of some of our recent cross-sector deals in this range.

Energy and Utilities

Advised the shareholders of leading orthopaedic company, Corin, on the majority stake acquisition by global investment firm Permira. Read more > Advised the shareholders of Meritsoft, including leading growth investor Synova Capital, on its sale to Cognizant. Read more > Advised InfraRed Capital Partners, backed GFPII, on the sale of one of the largest flexible energy generation portfolios in the UK to Conrad Energy (£100m+). Read more >
Advised one of the UK’s leading renewable energy providers on the sale of 133MW of solar assets (£120m+). Read more >

Financial Services

Advised IAG Silverstripe on its £140m investment and acquisition of a majority stake in fintech bank Zopa. Read more > Advised Davies Group on the acquisition of law firm Keoghs. This is one of the largest M&A transactions involving a law firm, since the Legal Services Act 2017 permitted non-lawyers to own and manage law firms. Read more >

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Advised Universal Health Services on its acquisition of Cambian Group’s Adult Services Division (£377m). Read more > Advised the management team of a property holding company, backed by a portfolio of investors led by Centerbridge Partners, on the sale of its real estate assets to Medical Properties Trust (US$2bn). Read more >

Real Estate and Infrastructure

Advised on the disposal by Student Castle of its portfolio of 8 student accommodation assets across the UK to Singapore Press Holdings Read more > Advised on the acquisition and financing of the Stellar portfolio of purpose-built student accommodation from Fusion Students (£232m+), including advising on the joint venture arrangements between Arlington and Equitix and a £200m senior debt facility. Read more > Advised InfraRed on their third real estate fund on the sale to Blackstone of a portfolio of forty industrial estates in the UK. Read more >

Retail and Consumer

Advised LDC and the Ministry of Cake senior management team on its sale to Mademoiselle Desserts. Mademoiselle Desserts’ acquisition means the French and UK patisserie and cake producer becomes a €210m group with production sites across France, the UK and The Netherlands. Read more >

Tech, Media and Comms

Advised Focus Group, a leading UK provider of communications and IT solutions, and its shareholders and management team, on the sale of a significant minority stake to Bowmark, the mid-market private equity firm. Read more > Advised the shareholders of Meritsoft, including leading growth investor Synova Capital, on its sale to Cognizant, one of the world’s leading professional services companies. Read more > Advised the management team of MThree Corporate Consulting (MThree) on the investment by ECI Partners in MThree. Read more >
Advised mobile games developer, Gram Games, on its sale to Zynga ($250m). Read more > Advised online collaboration platform, Acano, on its sale to Cisco ($700m). Read more > Advised New Voice Media on its sale to Vonage ($350m). Read more > 
Advised Ubiquisys on its sale to Cisco ($310m). Read more > Advised the management team of logistics technology company, ByBox, on the secondary buy-out led by Francisco Partners ($221m). Advised a national lottery operator on the acquisition of a data analytics technology company.
Advised the shareholder of a 3D scanning company on its sale to a leading games development platform. Advised digital agency, Jellyfish, on the acquisition of a majority stake by Fimalac (£500m). Read more  > Advised TalkTalk on its potential £1 billion recommended offer to be acquired via a newly incorporated vehicle to be established for the purpose by funds advised by Toscafund Asset Management. Read more >
Advised HH Global Group and its management team on its $400million acquisition of InnerWorkings, Inc and an associated equity investment by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities. Read more >

Transport and Automotive

Advised the management team of AerFin on AerFin Holdings’ acquisition by CataCap from US based CarVal Investors in partnership with management. Read more > Advised supply chain technology business ByBox on its acquisition by LDC (£105m). Read more > Advised the management team of a leading global specialist in providing cost-saving aftermarket support solutions to the aviation industry on its sale to private equity in partnership with management.
Advised Ultra Electronics on the acquisition of the electronic products division of Kratos Defence and Security Solutions (£174m). Read more >

Workforce Solutions

Advising Veezu Holdings in connection with the re-financing of the Company. Read more >