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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recruited Richard Hughes to join the Banking and Capital Markets Group within its Finance team as a partner.  He was previously at Sidley & Austin. Richard has a wide range of experience in banking and general finance, securitisation and structured finance, property finance and asset finance.  His clients include lenders […]

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 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 […]

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