Press Releases

05 August 2014

Travers Smith acts for Bridgepoint Development Capital on the sale of The Energy Solutions Group

Helen Croke and Ian Keefe have advised long standing client Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC), a major international private equity group, and other shareholders, on the sale of The Energy Solutions Group (ESG) to SSE plc for £72 million.

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05 August 2014

Travers Smith acts for Paragon Offshore plc on $1bn demerger from Noble Corporation

Travers Smith LLP has advised Paragon Offshore plc and Noble Corporation plc on the creation of Paragon and its demerger from Noble Group, which became effective on 1 August 2014. Paragon is listed on NYSE. Trading in its shares commenced on 4 August 2014.

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30 July 2014

Travers Smith acts on IPO of easyHotel

Corporate partner Richard Spedding advised Investec Bank plc on the £30m AIM IPO of easyHotel plc.

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23 July 2014

Travers Smith advises on the IPO of Spire Healthcare Group plc

Travers Smith private equity partner Paul Dolman and corporate finance partner Adrian West have advised the management of Spire Healthcare Group plc on the initial public offering of the company on the Official List. Admission and unconditional dealing in the shares commenced on 23 July 2014. At admission Spire had a market capitalisation of approximately £840 million.

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22 July 2014

Travers Smith advises Cath Kidston Group Limited and its shareholders on the investment by Baring Private Equity Asia

Travers Smith's Head of Private Equity Paul Dolman and private equity partner Jim Renahan have advised Cath Kidston Group Limited and its shareholders including former majority shareholder TA Associates on the investment in Cath Kidston Group Limited by Baring Private Equity Asia ("Baring Asia"). Baring Asia will have equal ownership with TA Associates.

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22 July 2014

Travers Smith acts on Silverfleet Capital's acquisition of AGR Holdings AS

A Travers Smith team led by corporate partner Phil Sanderson has, alongside Schjødt AS, advised Silverfleet Capital on the acquisition of AGR Holdings AS ("AGR"), the petroleum services division of Olso-listed AGR Group ASA for NOK 1,640 million (c. €195 million).

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15 July 2014

Travers Smith advises Bridgepoint Development Capital on the acquisition of Phlexglobal

A Travers Smith team led by corporate partner Helen Croke advised long standing client Bridgepoint Development Capital ("BDC"), a major international private equity firm on the acquisition of Phlexglobal, the specialist provider of technology-enabled document management solutions and other support services to the global clinical research market from Inflexion Private Equity.

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08 July 2014

Travers Smith advises Bridgepoint on the sale of SPTS Technologies

Travers Smith private equity partner Paul Dolman has advised Bridgepoint on the sale of SPTS Technologies Group, a UK-based leading global manufacturer of wafer-processing equipment for the semiconductor device manufacturing industry, to Orbotech Ltd. for $365 million.

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07 July 2014

Travers Smith advises long standing clients Bridgepoint Development Capital and Pulsant

A Travers Smith team led by corporate partner Helen Croke advised long standing clients Bridgepoint Development Capital ("BDC"), a major international private equity firm, and the shareholders of Pulsant, the provider of IT infrastructure services, on the sale and final exit of Pulsant to Oak Hill Capital Partners.

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07 July 2014

Travers Smith advises the Management Team of Pulsant on their investment alongside Oak Hill Capital Partners

A Travers Smith team led by corporate partner Helen Croke has advised long standing client Mark Howling and the other senior management shareholders of Pulsant on the equity arrangements of their investment alongside Oak Hill Capital Partners ("Oak Hill") and Scottish Equity Partners ("SEP") following the sale of Pulsant to Oak Hill and SEP (a transaction on which Travers Smith also advised).

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