Highlights of some of our recent deals in this sector.


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 >


Advised LDC and the Ministry of Cake senior management team on its sale to Mademoiselle Desserts. Read more >

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Advised Just Eat on its acquisition of City Pantry Limited. Read more > Advised The Entertainer on the acquisition of its Spanish counterpart Poly, which has 57 toy shops across Spain. Read more > Advised The Entertainer in respect of the proposed acquisition of the Early Learning Centre (ELC) business from Mothercare plc. Read more >
Advised Butcombe Brewery on its acquisition of 8 pubs from SA Brain. Read more > Advised OTB/Diesel Group on the acquisition of Martin Margiella from founders and post-deal corporate re-organisation. Advised a major French privately owned distributor of electrical equipment on over 12 acquisitions of companies engaged in the electrical equipment distribution across Asia, including China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Advised Caledonia Investments on its acquisition of the Gala Retail Bingo business from Gala Coral. Read more > Advised Gustoso Group on their acquisition of Ciao Bella Italian restaurants. Read more > Advised Koninklijke Euroma on the acquisition, financing and development of their new factory in Zwolle.
Advised Topps Tiles on its first strategic acquisition. Advised global toy company, Moose Toys on its acquisition of UK toy company Worlds Apart. Read more > Working with McCullough Robertson, Sydney to support Coca Cola Amatil on its acquisition of the Chilli Brands group of companies holding the rights to distribute Rekordelig cider in Australia.
Advised Lagardere Travel Retail on the acquisition of Gerzon at Schipol which included the fashion brands Hermes, Burberry, Victoria's Secret, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren and Ugg. Advised craft-brewers Beavertown on an undisclosed investment for a minority stake by Heineken UK. Read more > Advised Notonthehighstreet on the sale of the company to Great Hill Partners. Read more >
Advised Bestway, the UK's largest cash and carry business, on the proposed acquisition of the Costcutter group from Bibby Line Group. Read more >