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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised new client GfK Retail and Technology (UK) Limited and its parent company GfK SE, a German company listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, on the purchase of the entire share capital of Ascent Market Intelligence Limited (a UK private limited company). The GfK Group is the No. 4 market research […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised the management team on the management buy-out (MBO) of hardware retailer Robert Dyas. The deal was completed today (8 April 2009) and has been fully supported by the company’s banks, Lloyds Banking Group plc and Allied Irish Banks plc, and is expected to safeguard the future of 1,200 jobs and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) acted for MDY Healthcare plc, the strategic investor in healthcare companies, on its acquisition from 3i Group plc of stakes in UK listed ProStrakan Group plc and SWX listed Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG. ProStrakan is a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (“BLP”) is advising Pilat Media Global plc (“Pilat”) on its £16.3m merger with SintecMedia Ltd (“Sintec”), which was announced recently. Pilat develops, markets and supports software systems for over fifty blue chip media clients around the world and is headquartered in the United Kingdom with subsidiary operations in the US, Australia, […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Atletico Nordic B.V. and Expekt.com Company Ltd on the sale of the business and related assets of Expekt.com, a major European online sports-betting and gaming operator.  Expekt was founded in 1999 and generates revenue from over 20 countries, with particular strengths in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.  The purchaser of […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised Israeli online family network company MyHeritage Ltd. (MyHeritage) on its acquisition of the family social network company Kindo Network Ltd (Kindo).  MyHeritage has more than 25 million members worldwide and is known for its powerful technology which helps families research their histories and stay connected. Its service is […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner demonstrated a commitment to India yesterday, with a reception to celebrate the festival of Diwali, which was attended by more than 100 high profile guests.  Farokh Engineer, the flamboyant former Indian and Lancashire wicket-keeper and batsman, was the Guest of Honour at the new Mint Leaf Lounge in the City of London. […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Playtech Limited, a leading online gambling software provider, on its placing to raise £112m for the purposes of financing future acquisitions. Playtech is a longstanding client of BLP which also acted on Playtech’s £548.3m flotation on AIM in March 2006, one of the largest AIM IPOs at that […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Coal International Plc (Coal) in connection with the recommended acquisition by Cambrian Mining Plc (Cambrian) of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Coal (not already owned by Cambrian or its wholly owned subsidiary, Cambrian Investment Holdings Ltd).  The deal, which gives Coal shareholders […]

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