Press Releases / Corporate Finance

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised the board of the Pension Protection Fund (the PPF) alongside Grant Thornton UK LLP on the disposal of its 75.1 per cent shareholding in Harworth Estates Property Group Ltd (Harworth Estates) to Coalfield Resources Plc (formerly UK Coal plc) for total consideration of £150 million. The […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (9 February 2015) released a report which reveals that over $2bn of private equity funds was injected into mining projects during 2014. Following previous calculations in February 2014[1] reporting that $8bn had been raised by private equity funds for mining projects, BLP’s report highlights that there […]

A report released today by international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) finds that nearly half of all money raised in the last year in London’s mid-market Oil and Gas sector was for projects in Africa. The research, published today to coincide with the start of Africa Oil Week in Cape Town, shows that despite only […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has acted for Stenham Property on the sale of interests in properties with a value of approximately €667m to Stenprop Limited (formerly known as GoGlobal Properties Limited), a vehicle listed on the Bermuda Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s AltX market. The transaction also included the acquisition […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Clearbell Capital LLP (Clearbell), a private equity real estate fund management business, on the equity raise of its Clearbell Property Partners II fund (the Fund), which reached its hard cap of £400m. The fund was substantially oversubscribed, exceeding its original target of £300m by 33%. BLP advised […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising MSA Acquisitions Co. Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Israeli-listed Delek Group) in relation to the sale of all of its holdings in Roadchef, one of the largest motorway services operators in the UK, to Antin Infrastructure Partners (an infrastructure fund with significant interests in […]

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Secure Income REIT Plc (SIR) on its admission to AIM.  SIR is a UK REIT specialising in generating long-term, inflation protected, secure income from real estate investments.  SIR owns a freehold portfolio of 28 key operating real estate assets valued at £1.46bn. The portfolio includes some […]

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has today announced the appointment of Nicola Hopkins as a Funds Partner in the Firm’s global Corporate Practice. Previously at Linklaters in London until 2013, Nicola was made a Partner in the Investment Management group in 2007, where she also headed the funds review practice, and was one […]

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), is pleased to announce that eight senior associates have been promoted to the partnership across the firm’s Hong Kong, London and Moscow offices. The Corporate department saw the largest intake with four partner promotions, followed by Finance with two. The Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Real Estate departments […]

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