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International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Ingenious Real Estate, the property division of alternative investment firm Ingenious, on a joint venture with property developer, Mount Audley. The new business, trading as IMA Real Estate, will combine the skills and resources of the two partners, building on Mount Audley’s successful operating model which […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised HANSAINVEST on the acquisition of the Holiday Inn hotel at Gateway Gardens in the vicinity of Frankfurt Airport. The seller was a Joint Venture of Munich Hotel Invest GmbH and Münchner Grund Immobilien Bauträger GmbH. The purchase price of this transaction totalled EUR€45m. The hotel was acquired through a share […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Banque Fédérative du Crédit Mutuel (BFCM) alongside De Pardieu Brocas Maffei on the acquisition of GE’s Equipment Finance and Receivable Finance businesses in France and Germany which have combined net earnings assets of over $10 billion following a competitive auction process. GE Capital’s Commercial Lending and […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised an investment consortium made up of opportunistic funds managed by Blackstone, TPG Special Situations Partners (TSSP) and CarVal Investors (CarVal)  on the acquisition of a portfolio of first lien mortgage loans from GE’s UK Home lending business.  The loans have a face value of £3.8 billion […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Barclays Bank PLC and The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC on a brand new secured term loan and revolving credit facility of up to £100m for Restore Plc. Alongside £32m of funds raised from placing led by Cenkos, the main purpose of this facility is to […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has acted for Aviva Investors on the sale of a 50% stake in a central London portfolio to PSP Investments, one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers. The initial portfolio comprises a mix of both stabilised income-generating assets and development opportunities in both the City and West End […]

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has today (25 February 2015) announced the appointment of real estate finance specialist, Daniyal Ansari, as Partner in its Real Estate Finance (REF) Group. He will join the firm on 4 March 2015. Previously a partner in the London banking team at Eversheds LLP, Daniyal brings a broad […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised longstanding client Tesco Plc on the latest in a series of six CMBS transactions since 2009 in which Tesco has released value from its property portfolio. The transaction, raising in excess of £490m, is a credit-tenant linked securitisation of a commercial mortgage loan, secured on four trading stores and three […]

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