Press Releases / Corporate Finance

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised Palmer Capital on its acquisition of Invista Real Estate Investment Management Holdings PLC, the AIM-listed real estate investment manager, for approximately £40 million. The transaction, which completed on 10 August, was effected through a scheme of arrangement approved by the High Court. The successful completion of the transaction […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced that it has recruited M&A practitioner Lisa O’Neill as a partner in its growing Corporate Finance practice in London. Lisa, who joins BLP from Allen & Overy, is a corporate lawyer with very broad corporate transactional experience. She also has significant international experience, having worked in London, […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced that it has recruited private equity specialist Catherine (Cath) Shirley as a partner in the Corporate Finance practice in London, which has seen significant investment over the past 12 months. Cath acts for corporations, private equity funds and investment banks in the UK, the US, Europe and […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Clal Insurance on the sale of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 1301 and corporate members, Broadgate Underwriting Limited and Broadgate Underwriting 2010 Limited, to Torus Insurance Holdings.  Broadgate specialises in a range of niche short tail business across several product lines, including accident and health, property direct and […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised longstanding client the Shlewet Family Trust on the sale of its interests in Moneycorp to the RBS Special Opportunities Fund (“RBSSOF”), for an undisclosed consideration.  Moneycorp is a long-established provider of retail, wholesale and commercial foreign exchange services. BLP advised the Shlewet Family Trust in 2006 […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised longstanding client Tesco on its acquisition of the UK’s leading movie streaming website business blinkbox. The announcement follows shortly after BLP advised on the launch of online car sales company, Tesco Cars. blinkbox offers over 9000 films and TV titles to over 2m website visitors each month […]

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised long-standing client Balfour Beatty on the extension of its facilities management joint venture arrangement with Royal Mail and its related acquisition of Romec Services Limited (RSL). RSL is a subsidiary of Romec Limited (Romec), the joint venture company owned by Balfour Beatty (49%) and Royal Mail (51%). […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Playtech Limited, the international designer, developer and licensor of software to the online, mobile and land-based gaming industry, on its acquisition of PT Turnkey Services Limited (PTTS). The consideration for the acquisition, which is due to complete on 30 June 2011, is up to €280m comprising an initial amount […]

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