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Travers Smith advises on the acquisition of Karali Limited and Teresina Limited

Travers Smith LLP has advised an investment vehicle backed by Burger King UK ("BKUK"), a Bridgepoint investee company, on its acquisition of Karali Limited and Teresina Limited (the "Karali Group"). The acquisition of the Karali Group, being the second largest portfolio of Burger King franchise restaurants in the UK, will result in 74 Burger King restaurants being added to the BKUK portfolio.

Liquidity for the house: Preparing an alternative asset manager for sale

While the vast majority of alternative asset managers remain owner-managed, in recent years a growing number of GPs have pursued IPOs, equity and debt solutions from external investors, and even outright sales. With such M&A activity in the private funds space initiated by a wide range of drivers – including generational shifts, liquidity requirements or the need for expansion capital – the complexities of executing deals to achieve optimal outcomes cannot be downplayed.

The SRA adds its weight to the growing discourse around so-called "SLAPPs"

The Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") is the latest organisation to indicate that it is looking to curb the use of so-called Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation ("SLAPPs") in England & Wales. This proposed intervention follows the recently proposed interventions by both the Ministry of Justice and, from a European perspective, the European Commission. 

Further changes to right to work checks

Employers are required to check that all employees have the right to work lawfully in the UK. The rules on how to conduct these checks are changing from 1 October 2022, and employers should review their right to work policies and procedures in the light of these changes.

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