Team completes one deal a week in the run up to the 2020/21 tax year end Moore Barlow’s corporate team has completed a record period of activity, having advised on deals with a combined value of more than £830m during the 16-week period to 5 April – an average of one deal per week. Led […]
Deal creates the UK’s Leading Advanced Digital MSP Moore Barlow has advised ThirdSpace, the UK’s leading professional services provider of Microsoft Identity and Cyber Security solutions, as it joins forces with TiG, one of the UK’s leading Cloud, Data Analytics and Managed Services providers to the financial services sector. The strategic acquisition by TiG creates […]
Selling your business is not easy. However, if pre-transaction due diligence is properly conducted, not only does it make the sale process smoother, it can also prevent the deal from falling through at a later stage. If selling your business is something you’re thinking of doing, prepare for due diligence in advance of formal negotiations, […]
The idea behind a vendor pack is primarily about setting up an auction on which potential bidders can bid, not just on price but also on the terms and conditions of sale. How does a traditional sale work? This involves the seller preparing an information memorandum and a teaser document. The teaser document, which contains […]
Welcome to the second issue of our Corporate newsletter. The news has continued to focus on the coronavirus pandemic as England continues in its third lockdown. For many people, the last 11 months have focused the mind, caused priorities to change and had financial implications on our lives. You may be looking forward to retirement […]
Preservation of cash whilst retaining key employees – welcome to the world of sharebased incentives. Share-based incentives are not only a great way to incentivise key staff but to retain them as well. This is especially true for those businesses that can no longer offer cash rewards – whether attractive salariesor bonuses. Share-based incentives have […]
A share purchase/sale agreement (“SPA”) is the principal document entered into between Buyer(s) and Seller(s) when negotiating the sale and purchase of a target’s share capital. An SPA is invariably a long and overwhelming document, however there are key clauses that appear on almost every one. Below is a brief summary of those key clauses […]
It is common for international and UK Life Science companies to use specific medical terms and acronyms. For those in this industry some terms are second nature, but for others they are not and so can create confusion. We have produced a glossary of terms in order to help navigate some of the most commonly […]
In December 2020, Bytes Technology Group floated on the London Stock Exchange, priced at 270p per share. Within hours of conditional first -day trading, Bytes’ share price rose to 330p giving the business a market cap of around £780 million. Bytes’ listing on the LSE marks the high point of a 20-year relationship with Moore […]
As a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the British Government introduced state backed loan facilities schemes. The schemes are intended to provide support via much needed cash injections into SMEs, in an attempt to alleviate the financial burden afflicting many industries in the UK. Two loan schemes have been introduced to assist small and […]
Company formations Companies house filing requirements Statutory book requirements Director duties Board meetings I am a Paralegal in the firm’s Corporate team. I specialise in a range of company secretarial matters and work closely with Polly Cross and Cherie Lawson. As a team we are dedicated to providing a high-quality legal service to our clients. […]
Mergers and acquisitions Share and asset sales and purchases MBOs and MBIs Due diligence I am a corporate solicitor based out of our head office in Southampton. I have acted for clients across a variety of industries on a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructurings and general corporate work.
Transparity is a market leading Microsoft cloud specialist and provides major UK companies with a complete offering of Microsoft cloud manged services. The shareholders of Transparity were looking to expand the business and ensure continuous growth for the future, along with a planned exit from the company, and so decided to seek long-term investment. The […]
Calisen plc is a UK listed energy company with its headquarters in Manchester. It provides market leading energy meters (smart meters) and meter reading services to the energy industry. It is a FTSE 250 company. Conditions and further terms of the acquisition The following is edited extracts from the rule 2.7 announcement: “Conditions to the […]
Being entrepreneurial means different things to different people, but to us here at Moore Barlow, we know it means being fleet of foot and highly adaptable when our entrepreneurial clients need to move quickly to take advantage of an opportunity. Recently we helped one such client who was looking to restructure his business portfolio to […]
A shareholder agreement is an agreement between the shareholders to explain certain matters in relation to the company and its business. This is important to have to resolve and avoid any potential disputes. If you require further information, please contact corporate solicitor, Peter Jeffery on 023 8071 8040.
Two of the UK’s leading hospitality recruitment agencies have merged and will form part of the UK’s largest specialist hospitality recruitment company. Evolve Hospitality Recruitment, which has offices across the UK and specialises in temporary staff recruitment for the hospitality sector, has merged with Collins King & Associates which specialises in permanent staff recruitment to […]
If you’re thinking about purchasing or selling a company, our corporate legal experts can advise you and identify any potential downfalls. Contact corporate solicitor, Jeremy Over on 023 8071 8025.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act purpose aims to provide temporary flexibility due to COVID-19 for companies and other legal entities that are due to hold members’ meetings. If you require further information, please contact corporate solicitor, Dom Szentpali on 023 8071 8195.
Moore Barlow has advised the management team in their successful management buyout of the Serocor Group, the leading £100m+ turnover recruitment group headquartered in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The deal was supported by specialist asset based lender Breal-Zeta CF. Serocor is an award winning and well established recruitment group attracting, engaging and nurturing STEM talent in partnership with […]
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SKS Business Services Ltd (SKS), an award-winning firm of chartered accountants and finance outsource specialists, have acquired chartered accountants Bailey Group with legal advice provided by Moore Barlow. Acquisition financing was provided by Shard Credit Partners. SKS’s acquisition of Bailey Group grows the firm’s geographical reach as it gains an established base in the North […]
Dorset based Transparity Solutions, a fast-growing Microsoft cloud specialist, has received significant investment from Beech Tree Private Equity with South East law firm Moore Barlow providing Transparity with legal advice. Transparity Solutions provides a complete range of Microsoft cloud solutions supporting large UK corporates and enterprises. This sector has seen a big growth in demand […]
Moore Barlow has many clients who are family businesses. From entrepreneurial investment vehicles, to landed estates and rural businesses, to thriving privately-owned software and manufacturing companies, we walk alongside our clients as they hand down their businesses through their generations, helping them to flourish, change, restructure and take advantage of opportunities, capital injections, tax and […]
The UK Government has recently introduced new legislation to help directors and businesses deal with threats from creditors in these difficult times. Some provisions relate to dealing with the Covid-19 crisis specifically, but other changes are permanent, changing the law in far-reaching ways which include: new powers to directors to impose a moratorium on their […]
Our corporate experts discuss key risk areas to consider when investing in distressed businesses, share valuable insights into the opportunities of investing, and help you avoid the pitfalls. We outline some of the basic checks you should be making before investing, provide some pointers around keeping your deal on track amidst pressure from the other […]
Read our first issue of Corporate News as a newly merged firm Moore Barlow, which is an incredibly exciting opportunity for both our corporate and commercial law team to spread its roots further with offices in Woking and Guilford as well as London, Richmond, Southampton and Lymington. This month a selection of our experts and […]
When a company’s director is unwilling to resign, and no articles of association or shareholders’ agreement offer provision for their removal, a statutory procedure in sections 168 and 169 of the Companies Act 2006 allows the shareholders to remove the director from office. Such a procedure should be available regardless of any provision in the […]
A management buy-out (MBO) is a transaction in which a target business is transferred, in whole or in part, to its management team, usually using a new company established for the purpose (a “Newco”). The sale of a business to the management team can be advantageous to both the seller and the management team, due […]
Venture Capital (VC) funds are investors who provide expertise and capital (called venture capital) in privately funded companies at an early stage of their life cycle. This contrasts with more traditional ‘private equity funds’ who tend to invest in companies that are more mature and have a structured business plan in place. How venture capital […]
A business can change, but the business of identifying who is officially in control of it remains of central importance. For a number of years, businesses have had to familiarise themselves with the requirements of PSC legislation – namely, to have a register that identifies who owns or controls a company, known as Persons with […]
Moore Barlow is delighted to have been able to support Q Associates in its acquisition of Apex Group, a specialist provider of cloud and networking services. Apex Group strongly complements Q Associates’ datacentre infrastructure and data management solutions. In addition to specialist networking capabilities encompassing LAN, WAN and WiFi technologies, Apex Group brings a range […]
On 26 June 2020 the Government’s new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force. CIGA sets out temporary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, there are important permanent reforms to insolvency and company law. Together this represents a major package of new legislation to help navigate troubled times and in […]
The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we approach certain elements of signing practices. Following the lockdown, we had to quickly adapt to remote execution of documents and the challenges this presented. The pandemic has given us food for thought for reform in the future, which is very much being considered by the government. […]
Scenario C A group of companies went from £50m worth of equity to £20m worth of negative equity in just 6 months, at a time when it was not possible to sell any of the assets. The group had outstanding bank debt, and the bank needed a solution. Outcome There was a renegotiation of the […]
Scenario D Your bank is taking all of the downside risk, and your PE House is taking most of the upside benefit – what do you do? You try and persuade your PE House to invest some more cash reducing the bank’s exposure and increasing the PE House’s exposure. But what if they are not […]
Scenario A A group with a £200m pension deficit but achieving £6m EBITDA – what should a new management team do when they realise this is the situation? The obvious answer was to put the company into an insolvency procedure. However, where, for example, the company’s business is heavily contracts based, the company would have […]
Scenario B The bank had lost confidence in a management team. The company had £40m of debt and capital assets that were reducing in value. The bank gave the sole shareholder of the company a clear choice: sell the company or replace the management team (and if in the latter case it was clear that […]
We understand that the landscape is incredibly difficult for businesses at the moment, and that things are changing day by day, sometimes hour by hour. Having worked with a number of businesses who have experienced very difficult situations over the years, we thought it may be helpful to share some case studies to demonstrate that […]
Government announce plans to protect businesses During the current COVID-19 crisis the government have announced new plans to help directors run their businesses without threats from third party creditors. Some of these are temporary but the government have also announced some permanent new laws, as an addition to current Insolvency Law. This is in order to […]
What do you do if a company’s sole member and director dies leaving the company unable to function without them, and you’re the executor of the will? A recent case (Williams v Russell Price Farms Service 2020) relates to the deceased director and shareholder of a company whose executors applied for a court order under […]
Mergers and acquisitions Due diligence Company reorganisations and restructuring Shareholders’ Agreements and Articles of Association Company constitutional matters I am a solicitor based in our Gateway office in Southampton and I am part of the corporate team. I assist owner-managed and privately owned businesses primarily in the IT sector on a wide range of corporate […]
The government has introduced various forms of financial assistance to businesses in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the number of different guidance available on the government website, this summary will hopefully assist in providing a quick overview on the available schemes and the applicable criteria. 1. Business Loans: The government released an […]
Are you applying for a loan under one of the Government backed schemes? If your application is successful your bank will provide you with legal documentation for the new facility it has offered. This documentation will set out your rights and obligations under the facility, including any potential personal liability. We understand that at the […]
As with all significant events, novel viruses being no exception, people capitalise on ideas for products and services that could be relevant. For consumer goods, a commercially necessary first step is to launch trade mark applications in the expectation that they will result in registered and therefore more protectable marks. Coronavirus impact on IP and […]
Corporate tax I advise clients on all corporate tax related matters including share schemes and property taxes, i.e. SDLT and VAT. I’m always happy to discuss any matter with you so that you become aware of any tax implications that may affect your transaction. I became a solicitor in 2000. I’ve since worked in the […]
Mergers and acquisitions Commercial contracts Shareholder arrangements Partnership law As a corporate Partner, I advise on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, shareholder arrangements and partnership law. I enjoy identifying and achieving the right solutions and outcomes for clients and strongly believe that good service consists of responsive communication. I look for long lasting solutions that […]
Life Sciences Technology The National Security and Investment Bill I am a partner in our corporate team and also the firm’s General Counsel. I have over 30 years’ experience in advising both publicly listed and private companies in all areas of corporate and commercial law. I principally advise on mergers and acquisitions in the UK […]
I joined Moore Barlow LLP (formerly Barlow Robbins LLP) in 2015 as a Trainee Solicitor, where I gained experience in our Litigation, Corporate, Employment and Commercial Property departments. I am now an Associate in our Corporate team, working with businesses and their owners on all matters of company law from incorporation through to exit and […]
What is an EMI Option Scheme? Away from the legal jargon, an option is just an agreement that gives someone a right to acquire shares at a point in the future. An Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) option is a tax efficient option, structured in a particular way to meet specific criteria set by HM Revenue […]
What is the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)?
As UK companies continue to deal with the ever-changing effect on day to day business as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), one of the challenges which companies may face is the impact of the closure of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) offices. This might be particularly challenging when faced with post completion matters following transactions […]
Moore Blatch has acted for the shareholders of Jim Barker Motor Factor Limited on the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company to Alliance Automotive Group UK Limited.
Due to the material impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on UK business, the Government announced on 28 March amendments to existing statutory insolvency measures. This is in order to assist directors of businesses potentially unable to meet their debts in the current climate. Suspension of ‘wrongful trading’ rules The way this will be dealt with […]
This article examines the ongoing coronavirus public health crisis and its impact on contracts, the ability to terminate or cancel contractual obligations and refers to a recent case study. In general terms “Force Majeure” (FM) is a legal concept defined under a contract relating to the occurrence of events outside the control of the parties. […]
I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a specific team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect. Whether working directly with clients […]
Mergers and acquisitions Company reorganisations I am a solicitor in the corporate department and provide specialist advice to businesses and individuals in relation to corporate transactions and arrangements. My expertise extends to advising on mergers & acquisitions and associated transactional documents, including due diligence reports and ancillary documentation. I also regularly deal with reorganisations and […]
Mergers and acquisitions Shareholder and Joint Venture arrangements Group reorganisations and restructuring Corporate and real estate finance I qualified as a solicitor in the Corporate team here at Moore Barlow in September 2019. I work out of the London office but also spend time in our others offices. I act for and assist a broad […]
I am a trainee solicitor based in the Southampton office and I am currently in my fourth seat in the Corporate & Commercial team. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them […]
Audit, maintenance and reconstitution of company statutory registers; Assistance on corporate transactions to include mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, reorganisations, fundraising, management buy outs and refinancing; Incorporations and residential management companies; Directors and shareholder meetings; and Various company secretarial matters such as advising on articles of association, directors duties, persons of significant control and Companies […]
Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) transactional work Complex and niche reorganisations and restructuring Employee incentives I specialise in advising TMT businesses in respect of corporate finance and corporate structures. My expertise also extends to complex reorganisations and restructurings having completed a number of high value reorganisations and restructurings in the last 36 months, some of which […]
Mergers and acquisitions Business affairs Joint ventures Company restructuring Partnership matters A partner in the firm’s corporate team, I help clients drive forward their commercial transactions. My clients range from global companies to SMEs. I provide responsive and effective support for my clients with attention to detail and quick thinking. A thorough understanding of my […]
Mergers and acquisitions Group re-structures Shareholder arrangements Directors’ duties Employee share schemes I am an associate solicitor working in the Corporate Team at the Chandlers Ford office. I work with SMEs to find the best deal for them on acquisitions and to maximise value on disposals. I like to apply the law in a practical […]
Mergers and acquisitions Corporate reorganisations Management buyouts & buy ins Corporate finance and fundraisings Stock market flotations and takeovers I act for companies at all different stages of their lifecycle; from initial idea or start up, through growth and expansion and ultimately exit. I thrive from working for entrepreneurial businesses whether that is a single […]
Corporate acquisitions, disposals and fundraisings Private Equity MBO’s & MBI’s Shareholders agreements Partnerships and LLPs I am passionate about helping my clients find commercial solutions to their problems. I’m particularly skilled at working with successful entrepreneurs who have a strong personal or emotional connection to their business. Previous experience includes: Advising the selling shareholders and […]
Commercial contracts Intellectual property issues Franchising Telecoms Information technology matters Corporate support – getting your company ready for sale. I advise clients on: Terms and conditions for the supply and purchase of goods and services Agency, distribution and reseller agreements Franchising, licensing and outsourcing agreements Intellectual property issues Telecoms agreements Outsourcing, procurement and logistics arrangements […]
IT/technology/telecoms Financial services Motor industry Retail Healthcare I am a pro-active, hands on corporate partner and head a team of 16 corporate and commercial solicitors. I have over 25 years’ experience supporting clients with M&A, private equity and public markets deals. My clients range from medium-sized organisations to global companies. I help them extract the […]
I am a senior associate in the firm’s corporate team specialising in company formations and company secretarial matters. I work with clients from a range of corporate and commercial backgrounds. I specialise in company formations and support corporate teams on mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and refinancing matters. My clients also seek my help with a […]
Technology, media and telecommunications I am a partner in the corporate team and am recognised as a leader in advising technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) businesses in respect of corporate finance transactions and corporate structures (and restructuring insolvent companies). Most of my clients are TMT based, most of which I have acted on behalf of […]
As UK companies continue to deal with the staggering implications of Coronavirus, one of the challenges which directors may face is the requirement to finalise and file statutory accounts at Companies House within the filing deadlines.
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available.
The Government is offering further support for businesses and the self-employed in these uncertain times by allowing extra time for payment of VAT and income tax.
While the current climate presents a number of serious challenges for businesses, there may also be new and positive opportunities arising.
For those concerned about being able to pay their taxes as a result of coronavirus, HMRC has set up a helpline which you can call for help and advice on your circumstances – 0800 0159 559.
On 17 March 2020, the Chancellor issued an update in respect of a temporary financial package aimed at providing support for businesses.
All limited companies must have articles of association. They are a publicly available document setting out the rules that officers and shareholders must follow when running companies. Model Articles are the standard default articles prescribed by the Companies Act 2006 (the “Act”) and replaced Table A from 1 October 2009. It is increasingly common for […]
Not long after the dust had settled on the World Cup, Lord Dyson recently ruled that the rugby club Saracens should be docked 35 points and fined £5,360,272.31 for breaching the salary cap imposed by the English Premiership. The fine is the maximum a club could receive and the implications on the sport of rugby […]
If you are planning on selling your company, at some stage in the process you will be asked “Do you know where the company’s statutory registers are and are they written up-to-date to show the current shareholders?” An increasingly common response to this is “Everything to do with the company and our shareholding is shown […]
Moore Blatch continues to support SKS Business Services Ltd (“SKS”) in the execution of its successful buy-and-build strategy by completing three further acquisitions over the summer of 2019. SKS is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants providing accounting, bookkeeping, tax, payroll and outsourced finance function services to a range of clients from UK-based sole traders, […]
When the decision is finally made to sell a business, the prospect of receiving the full consideration often outweighs anything else meaning that sellers tend to look for a quick sale. However, a corporate transaction can be an intricate process with complex issues at stake and parties on both sides looking to achieve the best […]
Strategic IT provider Aura Technology has joined forces with Amicus ITS, to create a ¬£10m+ turnover group operating in the private and public sectors. Peter Jeffery, Partner and Head of the Corporate team at Moore Blatch advised Aura Technology on the deal.
Equity financing is a way of raising funds from investors to finance your company and its business. Companies are able to allot or issue new shares, whereby a new or existing shareholder subscribe for additional shares in a company and pay a price for those shares, usually at a premium. The Companies Act 2006 (the […]
Moore Blatch have recently advised Venture Equity Partners on its acquisition of WA+A Maintenance Limited and its associated equity fundraising. WA+A Maintenance Limited is the first acquisition by Venture Equity’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning platform Scubair Limited. This was a particularly important deal for Scubair Limited as it has combined this transaction with bringing […]
Moore Blatch has advised the shareholders of FMP Motor Factors on their sale to Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) for an undisclosed sum. A member of the Groupauto distribution Network, FMP Motor Factors employs some 70 staff from 4 branches in South Wales. The deal provides further acquisitive expansion for AAG, a leading distributor of passenger […]
The outstanding progression of technology in the 21st Century has resulted in the phenomenon known as ‘the Internet of Things’; whereby devices can connect via the internet in order to communicate not only with us, but also with each other. The aim is to create a smarter way of life. Many devices are already available […]
The Silicon Cup Regatta, the number one networking event on the water for IT professionals, has announced Moore Blatch as its headline sponsor for the second year running. Launched in 2000, the Moore Blatch Silicon Cup regatta attracts some of the world’s leading IT firms. During that time, 7,000 people have taken part, competing in […]
Moore Blatch has recently partnered with Smith & Williamson to deliver a series of four Scaling up for Success seminars in 2019 to help founders and senior management teams in businesses that have an ambition to grow and ‘scale up’.
With the firm’s continued growth and success, Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm focused on supporting people, families and growth businesses for the long term, is delighted to announce 10 key promotions firm wide.
We are seeing numerous transactions in the TMT sector, many of which are a consolidation of the market. Additionally, a number of these transactions are bolt-ons with businesses adding additional expertise.
Moore Blatch has advised Crave Interactive, the world-leading developer of cloud-based digital guest service solutions for hotels, on its major investment by True Corporation, Thailand’s leading telecommunications provider. The deal provides a majority investment from True Digital & Media Platform Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of True Corporation Public Company Limited. The investment will […]
Moore Blatch has advised Rotterdam based Port Invest B.V. on its recommended cash offer for all of the issued and to be issued share capital of Nature Group plc other than the shares already held by Port Invest. Port Invest was founded in 1986 and provides maritime and oil logistic services to sea-going vessels, major […]
If the festive break has hardened your resolve to sell your business, these handy tips on what to do in advance of a sale may make the whole process easier – and secure you a better price.
Poole headquartered precision engineering specialist Venture Engineering Group has purchased Fylde CNC Specialists. Fylde is a component manufacturer for automotive brands as well as for the aerospace, medical, hydraulic and pneumatic sectors and is based in Preston, Lancashire.
Restore plc, one of the UKs leading document management and relocation support services providers, has purchased Spinnaker Waste Management Limited, a leading Portsmouth based Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and electronic waste recycling company.
Benjamin Franklin said “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” and that is never more than true in transactional work. As preparation is key to a smooth and ultimately successful acquisition or disposal, each quarter we will bring you some of our most important rules to follow leading up to that all important […]
“When embarking on a management buy-out it is important you try before you buy” , a wise piece of our advice from our client at Vinyl Solutions.
When a minority shareholder invests their life savings and a majority shareholder abuses his power, the consequences can be devastating.
Moore Blatch’s corporate team have advised Peach Technologies on its acquisition of Taylor Made Computer Solutions.
The UK’s largest sailing regatta for the technology industry, the Silicon Cup, has received headline support from Moore Blatch.
You will be aware from our EMI Option Scheme update found here that there was a lapse in the State Aid Approval for the extension of the EMI tax reliefs scheme, which expired on 6 April 2018. HMRC advised against the creation of new EMI Option Schemes from 7 April 2018 as the lapse in approval meant the tax […]
From 25 May 2018 the largest ever overhaul of UK data protection law will take effect that all organisations must comply with or face heavy fines and significant damage to their reputation.
Articles range from looking at the City’s property market, the risks of social media and introducing a new way to solve commercial disputes. We also introduce our new managing partner as well asour new home in Southampton.
Moore Blatch has been shortlisted for three Solent Deal Awards. With offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, the 350 strong firm has been shortlisted for overall ‘Law Firm of the Year’, as well as in both the Mid-Range and Large deals categories.
In this edition, we take a look at four key stages of the life cycle of a successful company.
A modern employee incentive means more than just salary
Forgive me for harping on, but I am passionate about EMI Schemes and their benefits. If you are not, allow me a few minutes to convince you.
What will happen when the oil runs out? In particular to those companies involved in black gold? It’s a question that elicits fascinating responses from those involved in the oil industry, not least from Giles Verity, whose family business derives 80% of its revenue from petrochemicals. The test equipment and quality control instruments designed and […]
Moore Blatch’s corporate and property teams have advised the shareholders of ICS Group Holdings Limited (ICS Cool Energy) on the successful sale of the group to Ingersoll-Rand plc, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. ICS Cool Energy will be part of Ingersoll Rand’s Commercial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) business.
One of the UK’s leading law firms that serves SMEs, Moore Blatch, believes that the new SME focused government procurement contract could eradicate many of the virtual oligopolies that exist in current public-sector tendering.
For thousands of businesses across the UK, outsourcing IT provides greater value, a better return on investment and peace of mind. It allows companies to spread their investment in IT infrastructure and call upon a wealth of expertise as and when needed, rather than employing a large in-house team.
Under the GDPR, consent needs to be “…freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous…” In other words, consent will only be validly given where there is a clear statement or conduct by an individual which indicates his/her acceptance of the proposed processing. Accordingly, the following will no longer be satisfactory evidence of consent:
Tructyre Fleet Management, the well known truck tyre supplier and service provider with 26 service centres across the UK, has been acquired by the Michelin Group. Legal advice to founding director and shareholder, Glenn Sherwood, was provided by Moore Blatch, which has completed over ¬£500 million of corporate transactions over the last 18 months. Corporate […]
Highlights of the deals we have been delighted to assist our clients with during 2017.
Coach in a Box, a global consultancy group offering innovative coaching services, has been acquired by BTS Group AB (BTS), with legal advice being provided by Moore Blatch and financial advice by Assay Advisory.
Moore Blatch has extensive experience in IT transactions and helping clients to achieve the best price.
Databases can be protected by database right and/or copyright. A recent spat between the supplier of an internet-based electrocardiogram (ECG) reporting system known as the “ECG Cloud” has led to the conclusion that a simple PDF document relating to the ECG Cloud was protected by both database right and copyright.
Manmohan Singh has joined Moore Blatch from DWF, where he was a Director.
We recently acted for Liberata UK Limited in relation to its purchase of Trustmarque. Liberata is a business process outsourcer based in Central London with 14 offices around the UK.
On 26 June 2017 the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 came into force in the United Kingdom.
Moore Blatch, a top 100 law firm with offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, has been widely recognised in the UK’s leading guide to law firms, Legal 500, for 15 of its work areas and 40 of its solicitors.
Leatherhead based major Microsoft reseller Bytes has acquired public sector focused Phoenix, one of the most established UK IT resellers.
We acted for Rosa’s London Limited in securing new banking facilities to fund their expansion plan. Deal value: £1.9 million.
We acted for Inframon Limited in the sale by founders of a minority stake and loan arrangements. Deal value: £1.3 million.
Leading national IT services company Blue Chip, which has its head office in Poole, Dorset has been acquired by major technology services provider GCI. The sellers were advised by Moore Blatch, led by Corporate Partner, Peter Jeffery.
US IT Service provider Ensono has acquired Reading based specialist cloud service provider Inframon, with legal advice being provided by law firm Moore Blatch.
Moore Blatch has been shortlisted for four awards in the Solent Deal Awards 2017.
entrustIT has completed a majority acquisition of Tiva IT Solutions Limited, with legal advice being provided by lawyers Moore Blatch.
SecureData, a leading cybersecurity services and solutions provider, has acquired cybersecurity company, Cygnia Technologies Ltd, with the legal advice being provided by lawyers Moore Blatch.
Directories Today Ltd, one of the UK’s leading online sellers of graphics and text fonts, has been purchased by Malaysian based global stock photographs and image provider ‘123RF’.
Roxtons Field Sports has merged with the Fly Fisher Group to create one of the largest specialist fishing and shooting companies in the UK. The newly formed group will serve the travel needs of its clients both in the UK and abroad.
South coast marina operator, Dean & Reddyhoff Ltd, has announced the purchase of Solent based Deacons Boatyard and Marina from Guernsey based marine property investment and development company Fuller Group. Moore Blatch solicitors supported the sale and provided legal advice to Fuller Group.
We acted for the management team in the recent management buy-out of Vikoma International Limited backed by Agathos.
The team behind the long running Midsomer Murders franchise, who in 2014 founded Chrysalis Vision, has received a significant investment from Sky plc (“Sky”), with the legal advice being provided by Moore Blatch.