Press Releases / Articles tagged "Acquisition"

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Hellenic Petroleum on the US$500m (€359m) purchase of ground fuels retail and storage assets from BP Plc. The purchase (which remains subject to regulatory approvals) by Hellenic Petroleum, Greece’s largest company and biggest refiner, demonstrates Hellenic’s commitment to the Greek retail market. The deal, which includes €40m of net debt, will […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is advising Canaccord Adams as financial adviser to KazakhGold Group Limited (“KazakhGold”) on the recommended partial offer by OJSC Polyus Gold’s subsidiary to acquire 50.1% of the issued ordinary share capital of KazakhGold.  KazakhGold is the largest gold mining company in Kazakhstan. The partial offer values the ordinary share capital of KazakhGold […]

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) acted for MDY Healthcare plc, the strategic investor in healthcare companies, on its acquisition from 3i Group plc of stakes in UK listed ProStrakan Group plc and SWX listed Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG. ProStrakan is a rapidly growing specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialisation of prescription medicines for […]

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) has advised Pinnacle Bidco Holdings plc (Pinnacle), a company established on behalf of Stanley Fink, on its recommended cash offer for AIM listed Zenith Hygiene Group plc (Zenith).  The offer, which was effected by means of a scheme of arrangement, comprised a recommended cash offer with a share alternative, which was […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) has advised Israeli online family network company MyHeritage Ltd. (MyHeritage) on its acquisition of the family social network company Kindo Network Ltd (Kindo).  MyHeritage has more than 25 million members worldwide and is known for its powerful technology which helps families research their histories and stay connected. Its service is […]

Propinvest has announced the completion of the €1.9bn acquisition of the Global Headquarters complex of Banco Santander in Boadilla del Monte in Madrid on 12 September 2008. This transaction represents the largest single European real estate acquisition ever completed. Bank debt to assist the acquisition has been provided by a consortium of banks. Propinvest was […]

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (BLP) is advising Playtech Limited, a leading online gambling software provider, on its placing to raise £112m for the purposes of financing future acquisitions. Playtech is a longstanding client of BLP which also acted on Playtech’s £548.3m flotation on AIM in March 2006, one of the largest AIM IPOs at that […]

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 […]

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