Press Releases

17 December 2014

Travers Smith advises management on acquisition by HgCapital of A Plan Insurance Group

A Travers Smith team led by senior partner Chris Hale and senior associate Adam Orr has advised management on the acquisition by HgCapital of A-Plan Insurance Group from Equistone Partners Europe.

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16 December 2014

Travers Smith advises Pinewood on the acquisition of 50% joint venture interest in Shepperton Studios

Travers Smith LLP has advised Pinewood Shepperton (Pinewood), Europe's largest provider of stage and studio space, on the acquisition of the 50% interest in the Shepperton Studios Property Partnership, formerly owned by clients of Aviva Investors. As a result, Pinewood has become the sole owner of the Shepperton Studios.

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16 December 2014

Travers Smith acts on IPO of Mercia Technologies

Travers Smith advised Cenkos Securities on the £106m AIM IPO of Mercia Technologies plc

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10 December 2014

Travers Smith advises on the acquisition of the UK livestock feed and forage business from Countrywide

Travers Smith LLP is advising its long-standing client ForFarmers BV on the proposed acquisition of the UK livestock feed and forage business of Countrywide Farmers Plc.

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27 November 2014

Travers Smith advises TRW Pension Scheme on the UK’s Largest Bulk Pension Buy-Out

Travers Smith advised the trustee of the TRW Pension Scheme on a landmark £2.5 billion partial buy-out with Legal & General, the largest pensions buy-out in the UK to date.

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26 November 2014

Travers Smith advises Benchmark Holdings on its placing and acquisitions of Salmo-Breed and Stofnifskur

Travers Smith LLP has advised Benchmark Holdings PLC, the international animal health, technical publishing and sustainability science business, on its £70m fundraising and proposed acquisitions of SalmoBreed and Stofnifskur.

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20 November 2014

Travers Smith advises VPS on the acquisition of Camwatch

A Travers Smith team led by private equity partner Helen Croke, advised VPS on their acquisition of Camwatch, a specialist security provider and a pioneer in CCTV monitoring.

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17 November 2014

Travers Smith Expands Financial Services and Markets Practice

Travers Smith LLP announced today the recruitment of Stephanie Biggs to its partnership. Stephanie joins the firm as a partner in its Financial Services and Markets Department.

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11 November 2014

Travers Smith advises ICG and ATPI Group on the acquisition of Griffin Global Group

A Travers Smith team led by private equity partner, Helen Croke has advised its long standing clients, Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) and leading global travel management and events business the ATPI Group, on the purchase of Griffin Global Group from Inflexion Private Equity (Inflexion).

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11 November 2014

Travers Smith guides Immediate Media through first Phase I remedies case under the new UK merger control regime

The Travers Smith competition team has advised leading media group Immediate Media on the UK merger control process for its recent acquisition of a portfolio of Cycling and Craft titles from Future Publishing. On 23 October 2014 the new UK competition authority, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), announced its initial Phase I decision on the acquisition. The CMA was convinced that no competition concerns arose as regards most of the overlaps between the acquired titles and Immediate Media’s existing portfolio, but had outstanding concerns as regards the overlaps between Immediate Media and the acquired Future Publishing titles in Needlecraft and Genealogy.

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