Foot Anstey has advised Santander Corporate & Commercial on its funding of £8m to Happy Days Nurseries to open settings in 10 new locations over the next three years.
Prolift Access, a West Country business specialising in powered access platforms has been acquired by Merseyside-based equipment hire company Speedy. Prolift Access has its Head Office in Wellington, Somerset and depots in St Austell, Ringwood and Bristol.
The intrepid adventure was all in aid of the Foot Anstey foundation, managed by the Devon Community Foundation (in conjunction with other Community Foundations across the region), which supports numerous charities across the South West chosen by our employees. In total over £14,000 has been raised, smashing the original target by 40%.
Joanne joins from Bond Dickinson, with nearly 20 years' experience in all aspects of corporate rescue, restructure, turnaround and insolvency including both formal and non-formal procedures.
Foot Anstey's growth and venture capital team have advised on the US/UK demerger and subsequent sale of APSU, a market leading (Gloucestershire headquartered) IT managed services company (and IBM Premier Business Partner) operating in the UK and the US. The deal followed an innovative and somewhat novel structure and negotiations took place and concluded over just a few weeks.
Private Equity specialists from Foot Anstey have advised the private investment company Ardian (in collaboration with GHO Capital) on the acquisition of Envision by the Envision Pharma Group’s leadership team from the Halifax Group. Foot Anstey provided legal due diligence and project management alongside Ardian's other advisors.
Specialists at leading law firm Foot Anstey have advised the highly creative children's media business, Silvergate Media, on their partnership with private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors.
Private Equity specialists from Foot Anstey have advised BGF (Business Growth Fund) on its multi-million pound investment in BFF Nonwovens, to help with its national and international expansion plans.
The Venture Capital team at Foot Anstey has advised lead investor Lean Investments and its AngelList Syndicate on its early stage investment into Edge Retreats Limited.
The Venture Capital team at Foot Anstey has advised Downing LLP's early stage technology division, Downing Ventures, on its early stage investment, alongside co-investor the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), into Future Health Works Limited, developers of the MyRecovery health app.
Private Equity specialists at leading law firm Foot Anstey have advised the internationally based management team of MIMS, an Asian healthcare information business, on its sale of Asia-Pacific-based information provider SMS and Japanese bank Mitsui for $250m.
Foot Anstey has advised Hydra Group, a Cornish engineering business which supplies companies in the water industry, on its recent MBO.
Legal specialists from across the firm have advised on the acquisition of the Combe Grove Manor Hotel, Bath for a price in excess of the guide price of £4.5m. The grade II listed Georgian country house hotel has been acquired by experienced hotelier and entrepreneur Rebecca Whittington and a group of high net worth investors.
Foot Anstey has been awarded Corporate Law Firm of the Year at this year's SW Dealmakers Awards, in recognition of its growth, expertise and service to clients. The corporate team focuses on taking the time to understand clients' goals and delivering bespoke exceptional service and advises a wide range of clients from global businesses on transactions with international dimensions, to private equity houses, investors, entrepreneurs and business owners.
Leading South West distribution group Gregory Distribution has acquired the business of Framptons Transport Services Ltd based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, through the purchase of its parent company PF Holdings Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.
Foot Anstey's leading Corporate Finance team has advised on the acquisition of the UK-based social media management agency Tempero Limited by Dentsu Aegis Network Limited.
Independent research by Experian has identified Foot Anstey's corporate team as the most active, by volume, legal adviser in the South West.
Foot Anstey's private equity team has advised the ROI and US-based management team on the sale of Breakbulk from the Electra backed AXIO Data Group for a maximum consideration of $42m (c.£26.8m).