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

Energy and Utilities

Advised JLEN Environmental Assets Group on its joint venture with CNG Fuels (£80m). Read more > Advised The Renewables Infrastructure Group on its acquisition of Solwaybank, an onshore wind farm project located in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (£82m). Read more > Advised John Laing Assets Group  on the acquisition of two anaerobic digestion assets, Egmere Energy and Grange Farm Energy(£36m). Read more >
Advised Foresight on its acquisition of the largest solar park in the UK. Read more > Advised Gas Power Developments on the acquisition and financing of a 6 site gas peaking plant portfolio with merchant offtake (£50m). Read more > Advised Chalkhill Life Holding on the acquisition of a portfolio of solar assets (£75m).
Advised Foresight Solar Fund Limited on the acquisition of 26 operational solar projects (£80m).

Financial Services

Advised leading mid-market private equity firm, Lloyds Development Capital, on an investment for a minority equity stake in Plimsoll Productions (£80m). Read more >

Life Sciences and Healthcare

Advised long-standing client Synova Capital on its significant minority growth investment into Preventx. Read more > Advised the shareholders of Argint International on the disposal of the group to Precision Medicine Group. Read more > Advised Takeda on its investment in, and option to acquire, Adaptate Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company spun-out of GammaDelta Therapeutics.
Advised on a secondary placing and open offer for Creo Medical Group plc. Read more >

Real Estate and Infrastructure

Advised Whitehelm Capital, one of the world’s largest independent infrastructure managers, on its initial investment into Smart City operator Connexin (£80m). Read more >  Advised M&G on the acquisition of shares in Lochailort Reading and the subsequent development loan of a 315 unit build to rent development in Reading. Read more > Advised on a  joint venture comprising Topland Group, Marick Capital and Mill Lane Estates on its sale of the Holiday Inn Express, Trafford City to Meteorite Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hiap Hoe. Read more >

Retail and Consumer

Advised management on the acquisition of LA Fitness by Pure Gyms (£70m). Read more > Advised Majestic Wine on its acquisition of Naked Wines International (£70m). Additionally, we provided advice on corporate structuring, employment, intellectual property, share schemes and incentives. Read more > Advised Party City Holdings Inc on (1) the re-organisation and (2) agreement to sell Party City's global business (outside of the Americas) to Endless LLP and (3) on a joint venture for Party City’s costume sourcing and manufacturing business in Asia. Read more >

Tech, Media and Comms

Advised Kewill (now BluJay Solutions), a global trade and logistics software provider, on a  recommended acquisition by Kinetic Bidco (£90m) Advised Cadence Equity Partners on its investment in AWS and backing of Orbis. Read more > Advised Synova Capital on a significant investment into Mediatonic, a leading global developer and publisher of video games. Read more >
Advised the founders of cybersecurity consultancy, Intragen Holdings, on an investment from FPE Capital, a UK mid-market private equity house. Read more > Advised the shareholders of a personalised digital marketing agency on the sale to a US private equity-backed competitor. Read more > Advised the shareholders of Barcroft Studios on the sale to Future. Read more >
Advised the shareholders of a strategic cloud advisory business on the sale to a global business technology solutions, cloud and managed services provider

Transport and Automotive

Advised DB Schenker on its investment in electric air taxi manufacturer, Volocopter, as part of a Series C financing round (€87m). Read more > Advised Via Novus on a Cube investment into Engenie, one of the UK’s fastest growing electric vehicle rapid charging networks (£35m). Read more > Advised the individual shareholders together with private equity and VC investors on the sale of a leading UK-based vehicle data management company to a US based automotive technology provider.
Advised a global multipurpose aviation holding company on the acquisition of an international aircraft charter specialist engaged in aircraft maintenance, pilot training, ground handling and fuelling, aviation IT solutions and business aviation. Advised Ultra Electronics on the sale of its Airport Systems Business to ADB SAFEGATE (£22m). Read more > Advised Ultra Electronics on the management buyout of ID card manufacturer MagiCard (£22m) Read more >
Advised QinetiQ on its acquisition of Meggitt Target Systems, a world-leading provider of unmanned air, land and surface vehicle targets for live-fire training and weapon system test and evaluation (£57.5 million). Read more > Advised an Italian Client on the acquisition of the UK Auto Pedestrian Doors and Assa Abloy Entrance Systems business. Advised the sellers of a leading provider of bespoke fleet management, vehicle leasing and vehicle rental services, on its acquisition by one of Europe’s most prominent developers of multi-platform Mobility-as-a-Service solutions in the corporate automotive industry.
Advised shareholders of a northern UK bus operator on the sale of the company to a leading UK listed transport organisation.