Transactions UK

  • June 11, 2024

    Shakespeare Martineau Adds Finance Pro From Blake Morgan

    Shakespeare Martineau LLP has hired a finance and banking specialist as a partner at the firm's new offices on the south coast of England, where he will work with new and existing clients across a range of sectors.

  • June 11, 2024

    Tanzanian-Focused Explorer Raises £8M For Helium Project

    Helium One Global Ltd. said Tuesday it has raised gross proceeds of £8 million ($10.2 million) through issuing 1.6 billion shares to investors, funds the helium explorer plans to use on its development work in Tanzania, east Africa.

  • June 11, 2024

    Renew Buys Electric Infrastructure Co. For Up To £26M

    Renew Holdings PLC said Tuesday it has bought Excalon Holdings Ltd., an infrastructure contractor, for £22 million ($28 million) upfront, as the U.K. engineering services company eyes entry into the country's growing electricity transmission and distribution market.

  • June 11, 2024

    MLL-Led Tech Toolmaker To Buy Testing Co. For Up To $27M

    Oxford Instruments said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy FemtoTools, a Zurich-based manufacturer of instruments to probe the properties of micro-structures, for 17 million Swiss francs ($19 million) upfront.

  • June 11, 2024

    Raspberry Pi Debuts In London After Raising £166M

    Technology company Raspberry Pi debuted to institutional investors on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday after raising £166 million ($211 million) in a rare endorsement of the U.K. capital markets' fitness for technology companies.

  • June 11, 2024

    French Tech Group Atos Accepts Investor's Rescue Plan

    French IT consultancy Atos said Tuesday that it plans to go ahead with a rescue plan led by anchor investor Onepoint to restructure its €4.8 billion ($5.1 billion) debt burden.

  • June 10, 2024

    Arnold & Porter Advises Cognizant On $1.3B Belcan Buy

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is guiding Cognizant on a newly inked agreement to buy Kirkland & Ellis LLP-repped Belcan for about $1.3 billion, Cognizant said in a statement Monday.

  • June 10, 2024

    BDO Denies Failing To Help In £18.5M Insurance Broker Sale

    Accounting firm BDO LLP has rejected an insurance broker's claims that it is not entitled to payment for merger and acquisition advice because it failed to propose or introduce the buyer that eventually purchased the broker for £18.5 million ($23.6 million).

  • June 10, 2024

    Serco Accused Of Playing Around With Books As Trial Opens

    Institutional investors told a London court Monday that Serco had "played around" with its financial reporting to keeping the government from clocking fraud in its contract for electronic tagging services as a landmark securities trial kicked off.

  • June 17, 2024

    Hogan Lovells Adds Insurance Pro From Slaughter And May

    Hogan Lovells has bolstered its London corporate insurance practice by tapping a former senior counsel from Slaughter and May as a partner.

  • June 10, 2024

    Recruiter Staffline Announces £2.5M Share Buyback

    Staffline Group PLC on Monday launched a share repurchase program of up to £2.5 million ($3.2 million), a move expected to lower the recruitment and training company's outstanding share capital.

  • June 10, 2024

    Amazon Sold Facial Tech To Russia, Ex-Employee Alleges

    A former Amazon worker has alleged that the technology giant sold facial recognition software to a Russian company in violation of U.K. sanctions.

  • June 10, 2024

    DWF Guides Brown & Brown Buy Of NI Broker Rollins

    Insurance giant Brown & Brown Europe Ltd. said Monday it has bought Oscar Rollins & Co. Ltd., a broker based in Northern Ireland, in a deal steered by its in-house legal team and DWF Law.

  • June 10, 2024

    Ad Agency Brave Bison Abandons Bid For UK Rival

    Advertising agency Brave Bison said Monday it has now ended its interest in potentially buying The Mission Group PLC, claiming its peer refused to enter into constructive negotiations and provide important commercial data.

  • June 10, 2024

    Partway Group To End Trading On London's Junior Market

    Partway Group PLC said Monday that it will end the trading of its shares on London's growth market after the shell company failed to find a target business to acquire.

  • June 10, 2024

    Paul Weiss Guides Noble Corp. In $1.6B Deal To Buy Rival

    Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp. PLC said Monday that it will buy Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. in a cash and stock deal that values the rival operator at $1.6 billion.

  • June 07, 2024

    Shein's Pursuit Of London IPO Proves US-China Rift Persists

    Online fashion giant Shein's expected pivot to London rather than the United States for its initial public offering — triggered by persistent tensions between China and the U.S. — will be closely watched by IPO prospects mulling where to list their shares in a dicey geopolitical climate, experts say.

  • June 07, 2024

    UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

    The past week in London has seen British broadcaster GB News hit with a libel claim by climate activist Dale Vince, MGM take aim at an immersive events company over intellectual property rights to the James Bond franchise, and law firms Stephenson Harwood and Bowen-Morris & Partners tackle a contracts claim by investment adviser Yieldstreet. Here, Law360 looks at these and other new claims in the U.K.

  • June 07, 2024

    Swiss Law Firm MLL Advises Cleaning Biz On $280M Deal

    Property cleaning and repairs company PHM Group Oy said Friday it has agreed to buy the real estate services business of Investis Group for 240 Swiss francs ($280 million), assisted by Swiss firm MLL Legal Ltd.

  • June 07, 2024

    PE Firm TDR To Take Control Of UK's Asda Grocery Chain

    Private equity shop TDR Capital will become majority owner of British supermarket giant Asda by acquiring the shares held by one of the British Indian billionaire Issa brothers, the companies said Friday.

  • June 07, 2024

    Hill Dickinson-Steered Tech Co. Raises £11M Via Placing

    SysGroup PLC said Friday it has raised £11 million ($14 million) after completing an oversubscribed share placing and subscription to finance artificial intelligence adoption and general funding requirements for the U.K. business.

  • June 07, 2024

    Fieldfisher-Led Lobby Giant Buys UK Adviser For Up To £30M

    Public Policy Holding Company said Friday that it has bought Pagefield, a British public relations company, for up to £30 million ($38.4 million) as the Washington-based government relations and advisory group looks to support its clients in Europe.

  • June 07, 2024

    White & Case Guides French Tech Biz On €350M Paris IPO

    French imaging technology specialist Exosens debuted on the Paris stock exchange on Friday after raising €350 million ($380 million) to support development of its defense and nuclear components.

  • June 06, 2024

    Ex-Autonomy CEO, VP Both Cleared In HP Criminal Fraud Trial

    A California federal jury on Thursday acquitted former Autonomy CEO Michael Lynch and former finance Vice President Stephen Chamberlain of criminal fraud and conspiracy charges following an 11-week trial over allegations that the two conned HP into overpaying billions for the British tech company.

  • June 06, 2024

    Deals Rumor Mill: Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman, Michael Bloomberg

    Carl Icahn invests in Caesars, Bill Ackman plans Pershing's public offering, and Michael Bloomberg joins prospective Timberwolves buying group. Here, Law360 breaks down the notable deal rumors from the past week.

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