Press Releases

29 June 2015

Travers Smith advises Pure Gym on its sponsorship and investment agreement with Sir Chris Hoy

Travers Smith intellectual property and technology partner Dan Reavill has advised Pure Gym on a sponsorship and investment agreement with Sir Chris Hoy, the winner of six Olympic gold medals.

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24 June 2015

Travers Smith advises Quanex on the acquisition of HL Plastics

Travers Smith LLP has advised Quanex Building Products, a US-headquartered supplier of window and door components, on the acquisition of HL Plastics, the UK's fastest-growing vinyl profile extruder. The transaction is valued at approximately US $145 million.

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19 June 2015

Travers Smith advises on £250m placing by Playtech PLC

Travers Smith Corporate Finance partner Richard Spedding has advised Canaccord, UBS and Shore Capital on the £250m accelerated bookbuild placing for Playtech plc.

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11 June 2015

Travers Smith advises on final closing for Hermes GPE Infrastructure LP

A Travers Smith team led by head of Investment Funds, Sam Kay, has advised Hermes GPE Infrastructure LP (the "Fund") on its successful final closing. The Fund, together with its related accounts, raised a total of £1.16billion, with the Fund itself raising £1billion from 18 investors in total, exceeding its £800million target.

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08 June 2015

Travers Smith advises Patron Capital on the £500 million sale of Motor Fuel Group to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Travers Smith LLP has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor, on the sale of Motor Fuel Group (MFG) to funds managed by US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). The deal, which is valued at approximately £500 million, is expected to complete in July.

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03 June 2015

Travers Smith advises management on the sale of The University of Law

A Travers Smith team led by Head of Private Equity, Paul Dolman, has advised the senior management team of The University of Law in connection with its sale by Montagu Private Equity ("Montagu") to Global University Systems ("GUS") an international network of higher-education institutions headquartered in Amsterdam.

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02 June 2015

Travers Smith advises management on acquisition by Brookfield Managed Funds of Centre Parcs

A Travers Smith team led by senior partner Chris Hale has advised management on the acquisition by funds managed by Brookfield Property Partners of Center Parcs UK from private equity and real estate funds managed by Blackstone. The transaction sees Brookfield agree to acquire a majority stake in the business with the remaining stake held by management. The transaction is due to complete by the end of July.

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29 May 2015

Travers Smith advises Alteri Europe on its first UK financing deal for Austin Reed

Travers Smith LLP has advised its new client Alteri Europe, L.P. (the direct lending arm of Alteri Investors) in relation to its provision of a secured term loan facility to UK clothing retailer Austin Reed.

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27 May 2015

Travers Smith advises Carlyle on the £200m sale of The Foundry

A Travers Smith team led by private equity partner Ian Shawyer has advised its long standing client The Carlyle Group on the sale of The Foundry for £200 million, in a secondary buy-out backed by Hg Capital.

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19 May 2015

Travers Smith advises Kings Park Capital LLP on the acquisition of a majority stake in Specialist Tours Limited

A Travers Smith team led by head of private equity, Paul Dolman has advised long standing client Kings Park Capital LLP (“KPC”) on the acquisition of a majority stake in Specialist Tours Limited (“STL”), a niche multi-brand tour operator.

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