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Clarke Willmott LLP

138 EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2ES, ENGLAND
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Advising on the £12.96 million purchase of a Travelodge investment for a Monaco-based family. The Travelodge in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey was sold by SI Pension Trustees through specialist agents, Colliers International.

Advising the management team on the £17 million management buy-out of Panther Logistics. Panther, which has seven distribution hubs throughout the UK, including Bristol and Taunton, was named as one of the Sunday Times/ Virgin Fast Track 100 Companies.

Advising supermarket giant Lidl in its dispute with Generator Developments LLP over the joint venture of a site in Brentwood, Essex.

Supporting energy drink manufacturer, Red Bull, in taking successful action around the UK to prevent third parties from using the Red Bull brand in connection with the sale of unauthorised e-cigarette liquids.

Advising London and Quadrant Housing Trust on a bond issue of £250m and one for £300m that will be used for general corporate purposes and will assist in financing its development programme over the next decade.

Advising on the merger of Bridgwater College with Somerset College to form a college that will cater for more than 26,000 students with 1,500 staff.

Advising on the multi-million pound acquisition of telecoms provider Evolve by communications specialist Onecom. The strategic acquisition, one of the most significant in Onecom’s history, consolidates the company’s position as the UK’s leading independent business-to-business communications provider.

Advising on a £6m private equity deal for Devon based natural pet food manufacturer Forthglade. Forthglade has been in the natural pet food sector for more than 40 years and is based in Winkleigh, where it currently employs 75 staff and has a turnover of more than £11m.

Acting for HSBC Bank plc on the financing of the management buy-out of Pathfinder Park Homes. The company, based in Newton Abbot, produces park homes from a purpose built facility and has an annual turnover of £18m.

Leading on the £6m sale of pet store chain PamPurredPets to competitor Pets Corner. Pet retailer Pets Corner bought the entire shareholding of competitor business PamPurredPets which will add a further 51 stores to the existing 110 stores, creating the second largest chain of pet stores in the UK.

 

 

                                            

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