Press Releases

16 April 2014

Travers Smith advises on the acquisition of Albemarle & Bond

Travers Smith restructuring partner Andrew Eaton and private equity partner Paul Dolman have advised a Bidco funded by an international investor group led by Promethean Investments on the acquisition of Albemarle & Bond out of administration. As a result of the acquisition, the Bidco has acquired 128 of the 187 pawnbroker branches and 628 out of 809 jobs have been saved.

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16 April 2014

Travers Smith advises Polypipe Group plc on its £490 million IPO

Corporate Partners Spencer Summerfield and Charles Casassa and Corporate Senior Associates Dan Simons and Dan McNamee have advised Polypipe Group plc ("Polypipe") on its listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange on 16 April 2014 and its IPO and global offering to institutional investors, including QIBs in the United States, of shares held by the management team, certain employees and Polypipe's principal shareholder, Cavendish Square Partners LP.

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25 March 2014

Travers Smith advises on Banner Homes sale

Travers Smith has advised the shareholders of Banner Homes, Prowting Family Trust and Management, on its sale to Cala Homes for an undisclosed sum.

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25 March 2014

Travers Smith advises Jefferies International on the AIM IPO of Xeros Technology Group

Travers Smith has advised new client Jefferies International Limited as Nomad and Broker on the AIM IPO of Xeros Technology Group plc.

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24 March 2014

Travers Smith advises IronFX Global on its sponsorship agreement with FC Barcelona

Travers Smith IP/IT partner Dan Reavill, assisted by associate Robert Carling, has advised IronFX Global on an international sponsorship agreement with FC Barcelona.

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24 March 2014

Travers Smith advises on the sale of CarTrawler to BC Partners

A Travers Smith team led by private equity partner Edmund Reed has advised ECI Partners and management on their agreement to sell CarTrawler to funds advised by BC Partners, in a deal which will represent a 6x return on initial investment for ECI. The sale is conditional upon a technical merger control clearance.

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24 March 2014

Travers Smith acts on the 17bn kroner ($3.1bn) acquisition of Nets Holding A/S

A Travers Smith team led by firm senior partner Chris Hale and senior corporate associate Adam Orr has advised management on the acquisition of Nets Holding A/S. Advent International Corp., Bain Capital LLC and Danish pension fund ATP have agreed to buy the Nordic card-payment business for 17 billion kroner ($3.1 billion).

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20 March 2014

Travers Smith advises Bannatyne Fitness Limited on its £92m sale to M&G Investments and leaseback of 39 health clubs

A Travers Smith team, including Head of Real Estate Julian Bass and Real Estate senior counsel Emma Pereira, has advised Bannatyne Fitness Limited on a c.£92million deal involving the sale to M&G Investments and the leaseback to Bannatyne Fitness Limited of 39 Bannatyne's Health Clubs.

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20 March 2014

Travers Smith advises HSBC Bank plc on Hawksford International’s acquisition

Travers Smith has advised HSBC Bank plc (“HSBC”) on Hawksford International’s acquisition of Singapore-based Janus Corporate Solutions. Hawksford, backed by UK mid-market private equity house Dunedin, is an award winning, successful and leading independent wealth structuring company specialising in preserving and enhancing wealth.

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18 March 2014

Travers Smith acts on £1.28 billion IPO of Pets at Home Group Plc

A tax and corporate team, led by Tax Partner Russell Warren and Corporate Partner Adrian West have advised Pets at Home Group Plc and its management team on matters relating to management shareholders in connection with the company's listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange on 17 March 2014.

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