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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised AIM-quoted Panmure Gordon & Co. plc (Panmure) on the placing of 72,000,000 shares with BlueGem LP (BlueGem), through its subsidiary BlueGem Water Holding BV, and an institutional investor. The placing raised £17.3m for Panmure Gordon. Following the placing, BlueGem will own approximately 40.3 percent of Panmure’s enlarged share capital. The […]

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) 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 (“BLP”) acted for DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (“Deka”) in relation to £26m of acquisition finance being provided to Pramerica Real Estate Investors Europe, a subsidiary of the US institutional investor Pramerica, towards the purchase of 11 Pilgrim Street, EC4, London. The 100,000sq ft office buildings, previously owned by UBS Global Asset Management, is […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised online bookmaker SBOBET on its sponsorship agreement with West Ham United until the end of the 2009/10 season.  SBOBET is a trading name of Celton Manx Limited, licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. The lucrative deal, the terms of which are undisclosed, means that the […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Mid Europa Partners (MEP) on the completion of an acquisition of an additional stake in the Falcon Group.  MEP, the leading private equity player in Central and Eastern Europe, acquired the interest of its consortium partner Lehman Brothers, increasing its interest in the Falcon Group to almost 75%.  Falcon […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) recently advised Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) Limited (OMAM), the London-based investment management arm and subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, a leading international financial services group, on its outsourcing contract with International Financial Data Services Limited (IFDS). The arrangement, which is set to commence in December 2008, is OMAM’s first outsourcing […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Hellenic Petroleum on the $151m (€120m) disposal of its interests in oil and gas exploration and production rights in Libya to GDF Suez. This deal demonstrates the firm’s growing expertise in Libya, which has developed as a result of BLP’s energy expertise, finance credentials and relationships with local counsel. Hellenic […]

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