OUR DEALS - W&I

A private equity fund was buying a portfolio of residential care homes located in various locations across the UK. Both the vendor due diligence and buy side legal and financial due diligence identified a concern involving National Minimum Wage legislation and a quantum in excess of £1m. Acquiring from a private equity seller, the buyer required a strong financial covenant standing behind warranties on this regulated business.

A private equity fund was buying a significant, specialist chemicals operator in the Middle East. Acquiring from an international private equity seller, the buyer required a strong financial covenant standing behind warranties on this large, regulated business.

A cross-border infrastructure fund was buying a significant, minority stake in a major wind farm asset in the Middle East. Acquiring from a European infrastructure fund seller, the buyer required a strong financial covenant standing behind warranties on this overseas business.

A private equity infrastructure fund was buying a renewable energy business in the UK from the founder owners (consisting of family members).

European investment fund sought to acquire a global digital agency business from a listed corporate seller group.

European and Middle East real estate investment fund with a history of investing in real estate across EMEA sought to acquire a commercial real estate asset in Romania from a real estate developer which had developed and operated the site for a number of years.

European real estate investment fund sought to take advantage of a rare opportunity to acquire an inner-city residential property that would provide attractive returns over a sustained period.

Irish trade buyer wished to acquire a UK competitor to access its UK and US distribution networks. This acquisition was to be funded through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) scheduled for a few weeks after signing the acquisition.