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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has completed one of the largest PFI/PPP deals this year. Advising Ascent, the consortium of the VT Group and Lockheed Martin, the £635m (US$1.258bn) deal provides UK military flight training.  The contract, which was finalised only 18 months after the preferred bidder status was confirmed, is for 25 years.    The […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Coal International Plc (Coal) in connection with the recommended acquisition by Cambrian Mining Plc (Cambrian) of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Coal (not already owned by Cambrian or its wholly owned subsidiary, Cambrian Investment Holdings Ltd).  The deal, which gives Coal shareholders […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised Axia NetMedia Corporation (Axia) as lead member in (i) establishing OpenNet, a consortium made up of Canada’s Axia (30%), Singapore Telecommunications Limited (30%), Singapore Press Holdings Limited (25%) and Singapore Power subsidiary SP Telecommunications Pte Ltd (15%); and (ii) in OpenNet’s bid to design, build and operate the passive […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) represented Diligenta Limited, the UK subsidiary of Tata Consultancy Services Limited specialising in business process outsourcing (BPO) in the life and pensions sector, on its £100m contract with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (UK) Limited (SLF UK) which is set to commence in May. Diligenta’s appointment was a strategically […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised UKAEA Limited on the negotiation of interim nuclear decommissioning contracts with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), at the Dounreay and Harwell/Winfrith nuclear sites.  The NDA was set up by Government to take strategic responsibility for the UK’s civil nuclear legacy.  As part of that objective the NDA is opening up […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised Patron Capital Partners (Patron), on its  acquisition of a 29% stake in Powerleague Group Plc (Powerleague), valuing the transaction at approximately £23m.  Powerleague, an AIM listed company, is the UK’s leading operator of 5-a-side football centres. Patron represents approximately €1.6bn of capital across several funds which invest in […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) advised international consultancy, engineering and project management company, AMEC plc, on its acquisition of leading project services company Rider Hunt International Limited (RHI) for £25m.  RHI is an international provider of project services to the oil, gas, chemical, energy and process industries, with a professional staff of some 240 people […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Global Gaming Entertainment N.V. and Euro Gaming Ltd on the sale of Bingos.com, the award-winning European online bingo operator based in Majorca, to AIM quoted interactive company NetPlay plc for an aggregate consideration of £6.25m. The BLP team was led by Head of Corporate Finance, David Collins and […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) recently advised Aldar Properties PJSC (Aldar), one of the biggest developers in the Middle East, on a deal with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for the development of a 430-room Crowne Plaza hotel and a 165-suite Staybridge Suites property in Abu Dhabi. BLP has been appointed as exclusive advisers to Aldar […]

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