Wragge & Co has appointed Andrew Lawton Smith in a newly-created role, Head of Enterprise.
Wragge & Co's energy and infrastructure finance experts have advised a syndicate of banks on a reserve-based lending facility worth up to $500 million.
Wragge & Co has reaffirmed its public sector credentials with its appointment to the Government Procurement Service Legal Services Framework Agreement for contracts in excess of £100,000.
Wragge & Co's corporate specialists have completed a £183 million deal for longstanding client CBPE Capital LLP.
Wragge & Co's Real Estate specialists have advised Roxhill Developments on its joint venture with Forth Ports Limited to develop the one million sq ft London Distribution Park at the Port of Tilbury.
Wragge & Co's funds and tax specialists have advised private equity company Oakfield Capital Partners on the formation of a new Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) fund.
Wragge & Co's energy and corporate experts have helped longstanding client and renewable energy organisation Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) increase its wind power portfolio.
Wragge & Co's corporate tax experts have advised not-for-profit organisation Social Finance on the launch of the UK's first-ever social impact venture capital trust (VCT).
Wragge & Co's corporate experts have advised client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £10 million investment in Broadbandchoices.co.uk, a leading UK provider of home communications and price comparison services.
Wragge & Co has advised long-standing client and international environmental consultancy SLR Management Limited on its group refinancing, which includes an acquisition facility to further SLR's international expansion.
Wragge & Co's corporate experts have advised AIM-quoted Harvard International Plc - the UK's leading supplier of set-top boxes to the retail consumer market - on its recommended public takeover by China's Chengdu Geeya Technology for £23 million.
Wragge & Co's real estate experts have advised US private equity group Harbert Management Corporation, on the acquisition of four industrial estates from industrial property owner and developer Segro for £204.5 million.
Wragge & Co has achieved turnover for the financial year to 30 April 2012 of £118.2 million - up 5% from last year's £113 million.
Wragge & Co has advised new client Accell Group N.V. on its US$100 million acquisition of Raleigh Cycle Limited.
Wragge & Co has strengthened its Paris office with the appointment of a new director. Sophie Mesnier-Teissedre joined Wragge & Co in early 2012 as a member of the Corporate, Commercial Finance and Projects (CCFP) group, based in the firm's Paris office.
Wragge & Co's Private Equity team has advised NVM Private Equity Limited (NVM) on its £6 million investment in the management buy-out of Volumatic Limited. The specialist provider of intelligent cash handling equipment has been acquired from Halma plc for an undisclosed sum.
Wragge & Co has promoted director Richard Goold as a new partner in its Corporate team. Richard, who specialises in UK and cross-border private equity and M&A, becomes a partner on 1 May 2012, taking the total number of corporate partners worldwide to 20.
Wragge & Co has strengthened three core areas: corporate, dispute resolution and pensions, with the promotion of Richard Goold, Patrick Arben and Jane Kola to its all-equity partnership. The appointments take effect from 1 May 2012.
Wragge & Co's Life Sciences team has completed two international deals in one week.
Wragge & Co's Funds team has advised international aid and development charity Oxfam on its first investment fund. Designed to combine social good with financial returns, the 'ethical investment fund' is a first of its kind.
Wragge & Co's corporate experts have advised new client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £10 million equity growth capital investment into independent telecommunications and data services business GCI Telecom Group Limited. The deal is the firm's first instruction for the fund.
Wragge & Co has been appointed sole, full service legal adviser to Birmingham Science Park Aston, one of the UK's leading science parks, following a competitive pitch.
Wragge & Co's corporate experts have advised AIM-quoted May Gurney Integrated Services plc on its £60 million acquisition of local authority fleet services provider TransLinc. The deal is the firm's first corporate instruction from the national support services company.
Wragge & Co's Private Equity team has advised Matrix Private Equity Partners on its £6 million investment to support the management buy-out of EMaC Limited. The UK car service plan provider EMaC has been acquired from Hardy Mill Holdings Limited for an undisclosed sum.
Wragge & Co has advised specialist healthcare services provider The Regard Partnership on its £71 million refinancing by a debt syndicate comprising Barclays, General Electric Company, Clydesdale Bank, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Wragge & Co has advised private equity firm H2 Equity Partners on its acquisition of a majority share in automotive car part supplier Unipart Automotive for an undisclosed sum.
Wragge & Co has strengthened its Paris office with the appointment of two directors.
Wragge & Co's Corporate team has advised Lyceum Capital on its £30 million acquisition of independent managed IT services provider Adapt. The deal secures backing for Adapt's expansion strategy through organic and acquisitive growth.
Wragge & Co has added a second office in the United Arab Emirates. In a move which highlights the importance of the Gulf region to the firm's international ambitions, Wragge & Co Legal Consultants LLC has opened in Dubai today, 6 September.
Wragge & Co's corporate experts have advised agricultural services group Origin Enterprises on its £19 million acquisition of the fertiliser activities of Carrs Milling Industries PLC, CM Fertilisers Limited.
Wragge & Co has advised Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets Acquisition Finance on its £9.5 million package of senior debt facilities to Farsound Holdings Ltd backed by investors Rubicon Partners, Grovepoint Capital and Investec.
Wragge & Co's Corporate group has advised NVM Private Equity and Tinglobal Holdings Ltd on the management buy-out of Tinglobal Limited - a specialist in the refurbishment and sale of mid-to-high end IT infrastructure and related services.
Wragge & Co has been appointed to the full-service legal panel of family-owned private business Shepherd Group.
Wragge & Co has won the best trainer award in the national/large regional firm category at LawCareers.Net's Training and Recruitment Awards.
Wragge & Co has been awarded a national Big Tick accreditation at Business in the Community's (BITC) Awards for Excellence 2011.
Wragge & Co has advised new client Lyceum Capital on the £50 million acquisition of Access UK.
Wragge & Co's Corporate group has advised the management team on the sale of Phones 4u to private equity house BC Partners. US-based Providence Equity and the Phones 4u management team sold the mobile phone retailer for an undisclosed sum.
Wragge & Co's Corporate team has advised agricultural services group Origin Enterprises on two simultaneous transactions completed in the same week.
Wragge & Co LLP Real Estate group has advised new client JP Morgan Asset Management - Real Estate (Europe) on a shopping centre acquisition.
Wragge & Co has unveiled its corporate responsibility credentials and performance in a new corporate responsibility report.
Wragge & Co's corporate experts have advised Talis Group on the sale of its library services division, Talis Information Limited, to Capita Group Plc for £18 million.
Wragge & Co has advised Lloyds TSB Acquisition Finance, part of Lloyds Banking Group, on its senior debt facility to Castlegate 638 Limited.
Wragge & Co's Food and Drink sector team has advised Premier Foods, the UK's largest food producer, on the £182 million sale of its Canned Grocery Operations to Princes Limited. The deal is Wragge & Co's first corporate instruction from Premier.
Wragge & Co has boosted its banking and finance credentials with the appointment of a new partner. Based at the firm's London office, Jennifer Mackerras joins from Berwin Leighton Paisner on 1 March 2011.
Wragge & Co has entered the Middle East legal market. The full-service international law firm has joined forces with high-profile United Arab Emirates lawyer Mr Mohamed Al Mehairi to establish Wragge & Co Legal Consultants LLC in the UAE.
Wragge & Co has advised KBC group on the sale of its asset-based lending division, KBC Business Capital, to NYSE-listed PNC Financial Services Group for an undisclosed sum.
Wragge & Co's corporate experts have advised new client, NYSE-listed Cambrex Corporation, on acquiring a 51% stake in Indian pharmaceutical company Zenara for $20 million. The US-based life sciences company will acquire the remaining stake in early 2016 at a value to be determined.
Wragge & Co has advised Germany's largest pharmaceutical wholesaler, Phoenix Pharmahandel, on the UK aspects of its €3.6 billion refinancing.
Wragge & Co's banking and finance experts have advised FTSE-listed Smiths News PLC on a £135 million banking facility with a syndicate of five banks. The deal is the firm's first banking instruction from Smiths News.
Wragge & Co has been named one of the world's most innovative law firms in a Financial Times report. The firm is ranked in the top five in the FT's annual list of the 50 most innovative law firms.
Wragge & Co has won the Law Society Award for Excellence in Equality and Diversity. The international law firm saw off competition from Hogan Lovells, Simmons & Simmons, The InterLaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks and The College of Law/The Sutton Trust to win the award.
Wragge & Co's Banking and Finance team has advised engineering group Dyson on raising £350 million to fund its expansion.
Wragge & Co has advised Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC) on the acquisition of the Mountain Warehouse group - one of the UK's largest retailers of outdoor clothing and equipment.
Wragge & Co's Banking & Finance team has advised Sanctuary Group on a £120 million secured bond issue. The transaction is a tap issue to the £200 million secured bond issue the housing provider launched in March 2009, on which Wragge & Co also advised.
Wragge & Co has been appointed sole, full-service legal adviser to AIM-quoted Harvard International, a major supplier of consumer electronic products, following a competitive pitch.
Wragge & Co has advised two of the investors involved in funding AMF Bowling's acquisition of rival Hollywood Bowl, the tenpin bowling business. The transaction creates the UK's market-leader in tenpin bowling, with annual sales of more than £60 million.
Wragge & Co's Corporate group has advised new client Bioline group on its US $23.3 million (£15.2 million) cross-border acquisition by NASDAQ-listed Meridian Bioscience Inc.
Wragge & Co's Corporate group has advised Documetric Limited on its successful reverse takeover of AIM-listed Intelligent Environments Group plc (IE). With a market capitalisation of £30.6 million, the enlarged company has been named Parseq plc.
Wragge & Co has boosted its corporate capabilities with the promotion of Gareth Baker and Richard Goold to director.
Wragge & Co has appointed nine new directors, strengthening its credentials in core and key growth practice areas.
Wragge & Co's Banking & Finance team has advised HSBC Bank plc on its £70 million term and revolving credit facility to undersea power cable manufacturer JDR Cable Systems.
Wragge & Co has scooped three awards at Business in the Community's (BITC) Awards for Excellence 2010, the UK's leading awards for responsible practice.
Wragge & Co's Corporate group has advised Europorte SAS, the rail freight subsidiary of cross-Channel operator Eurotunnel Groupe, on the acquisition of rail freight operator GBRf from FirstGroup plc for an undisclosed sum. The deal is the firm's first corporate instruction from Eurotunnel.
Wragge & Co has scored a hat-trick in this year's Top 50 Best Workplaces in the UK results: the only law firm to appear in the list; Disability Excellence Award winner; and one of just two organisations to attain 'Master' status, given to organisations appearing in ten consecutive lists.
Wragge & Co's new Paris office is now open, offering commercial legal advice from some of France's leading lawyers. A substantial new office in Paris adds serious strength to Wragge & Co's international capabilities.
Wragge & Co LLP's Funds and Structuring team has advised Stirling Mortimer Limited in gaining Financial Services Authority (FSA) approval for the prospectus launching a fund worth up to £100 million
Wragge & Co LLP has boosted its social housing credentials with an appointment to Circle Anglia's new legal panel. It will advise the affordable housing provider on finance, employment, housing management and corporate work.
Wragge & Co LLP has advised Boparan Ventures Limited on its acquisition of Harry Ramsden's for an undisclosed sum.
Wragge & Co LLP has won a coveted place on FTSE-listed company Smiths News PLC's full-service legal panel following a competitive tender.
Wragge & Co LLP is a top-tier firm for client satisfaction. It is ranked second in a list of 43 UK and international law firms in Legal Week's annual Client Satisfaction Report.
Wragge & Co LLP's Property and Corporate teams have advised long-standing client Conygar Investment Company plc on its £44.6 million acquisition of six property holding companies from Lamont Property (Jersey) Limited.
Wragge & Co LLP is one of the world's most innovative law firms, according to a Financial Times report. The firm is ranked 11th in the FT's annual list of the 50 most innovative law firms.
Wragge & Co LLP Equity Markets team has advised AIM listed property company, The Conygar Investment Company Plc, on its successful hostile reverse takeover of London and Channel Islands listed company, the Advantage Property Income Trust Limited (TAP).
Wragge & Co LLP's Corporate group has advised Lloyds TSB Development Capital Limited on an £11 million management buy-out.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised Leicester Tigers Rugby Club plc on the successful fundraising and listing of unsecured convertible loan notes on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.
Wragge & Co LLP has maintained its Big Tick status in Business in the Community's annual Awards for Excellence.
Wragge & Co LLP's real estate specialists have helped Kuwaiti developer Salhia Real Estate Company to secure the green light for its £150 million Beorma Quarter development in Digbeth.
Wragge & Co LLP's cross-firm life sciences practice has advised biotechnology company Chroma Therapeutics Limited on two simultaneous transactions completed in one day.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised Lloyds TSB Development Capital Limited on its acquisition of eight Midlands radio licenses from Global Radio for an undisclosed amount.
Wragge & Co LLP has advised Stirling Mortimer Limited on launching a fund worth up to £100 million by securing Financial Services Authority (FSA) approval of the fund's prospectus.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised QinetiQ Group plc on an agreement to sell its underwater systems business to Atlas Elektronik UK for a cash consideration of £23.5 million.
Wragge & Co LLP has been named one of the UK's top employers for working families by work-life balance charity Working Families.
Wragge & Co LLP has been named one of the top 50 employers in the UK's Best Workplaces survey. This is the firm's ninth appearance in the annual report by the Great Place to Work® Institute.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised online identity experts Garlik on securing £1.6 million in series C funding from venture capital firms 3i and Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures.
Wragge & Co LLP has been ranked ninth in the Chambers and Partners survey of legal advisers to FTSE 100 and 250 companies.
Wragge & Co LLP has appointed Islamic finance specialist Kazi Rahman to its banking & finance practice. Kazi will join as a solicitor to boost the firm's Islamic finance capability.
Wragge & Co LLP Banking & Finance team has advised Sanctuary Housing Association on a £200 million secured bond issue.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group is advising AIM-quoted UBC Media Group plc on the disposal of its Commercial Division to NASDAQ-listed Global Traffic Network, Inc. The consideration is for an initial cash payment of £9 million on completion.
Wragge & Co LLP has advised De Rigo, Italian parent company of Dollond & Aitchison, on creating the UK's second largest optical chain. De Rigo and Alliance Boots have agreed to merge Dollond & Aitchison and Boots Opticians.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has completed a cross-border acquisition deal for Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised AMEC plc in relation to a successful award of the Sellafield nuclear facility contract. The Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) consortium comprises AMEC, URS Washington Division and Areva.
Wragge & Co LLP's Projects and Corporate teams have advised process engineering provider Greenfinch Ltd on its merger with BIOGEN (UK) Ltd. The newly created BiogenGreenfinch will deliver a fully integrated anaerobic digestion solutions.
Wragge & Co LLP has been named one of Europe's most innovative law firms in the Financial Times' survey of innovation in the legal profession. The firm was ranked in seventh place in the FT Law 50.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised QinetiQ Group plc on its £9.85 million acquisition of UK-based Commerce Decisions Limited.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised E.ON UK plc on acquiring a 60% share of Lighting for Staffordshire Holdings Limited from ABB Holdings Limited and ABB Limited. The transaction has enabled E.ON to expand its activities in the street lighting
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised Spectris plc subsidiary company HBM on its acquisition of US-based nCode International. The £17.5 million deal will enable HBM to strengthen its presence in North America.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised Hill & Smith Holdings PLC on the €23.7 million acquisition of a minority holding in Zinkinvent GmbH. A simultaneous second transaction involved the disposal of Zinkinvent's German and Benelux operations.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised Canadian-based Linamar Corporation on its acquisition of the former Visteon automotive manufacturing facility in Swansea, Wales which produces power transfer units for Ford.
Wragge & Co LLP Private Equity team has advised the shareholders and management of SLR Holdings (SLR) on a major investment by 3i. The investment will fund the next phase of environmental consultancy SLR's international expansion.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised the Jamie Oliver Group on the launch of a new chain of Italian restaurants in the UK.
Wragge & Co LLP Private Equity team has advised the shareholders of Product Support Holdings Limited (PSHL), including NVM Private Equity, on the £30 million sale of PSHL to Wincanton.
Wragge & Co LLP Life Sciences team has advised Astex Therapeutics Limited on a landmark $500 million drug discovery alliance with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V.
Wragge & Co LLP has promoted eight new directors. The appointments, which follow a robust financial performance and the promotion of nine new partners, take effect from 1 July 2008.
Wragge & Co LLP announces turnover for the 2007/08 financial year of £125.5 million, an increase of 11.5% from last year's £112.6 million.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate group has advised Welsh Power Group on its acquisition of the Redditch power plant in Worcestershire for an undisclosed amount.
Wragge & Co LLP Private Equity team has advised NVM Private Equity Limited (NVM) on its £5 million investment in the management buy-out of Optilan Ltd. Additional bank funding was provided by Allied Irish Bank and GE Capital.
Wragge & Co LLP has appointed Sharon Ayres as a partner in the Corporate group. She will play a central role in the growth of its specialist funds practice with a focus on clients in the real estate markets.
Wragge & Co LLP Funds and Financial Services team is advising Australian client Praemium Ltd on the launch of a new form of retail collective investment scheme in the UK financial services market.
Wragge & Co LLP has appointed nine new partners, investing in key practice areas to deliver continued growth.
Wragge & Co LLP Private Equity team has advised Lloyds TSB Development Capital on its £40 million investment in GVA Grimley LLP.
Wragge & Co LLP's Private Equity Team has advised Octopus Investments on a £12 million acquisition of restaurant group Smollenskys and the Pastiche Bistros and Le Frog Bistros brands.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate Group has completed its first transaction for Carron Energy Limited.
Wragge & Co LLP's asset based lending experts are advising Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance on funding Contracting Solutions Group (Holdings) Plc's recommended cash offer for Lorien Plc.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate Group has completed its first cross-border acquisition for new client Metso Paper. The Finnish company has acquired Bender Holdings Limited and its UK subsidiaries for an undisclosed amount.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate Group has completed its first deal for Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe S.A.S. (SCAE). The firm advised on the acquisition of 80 per cent of the issued share capital of Interfarm UK Ltd.
Private equity partner Ian Piggin led a cross-firm team assisted by associate Jonathan Tilley, tax partners Neil Pearson and Kevin Lowe, banking and finance partner Kirsty Barnes and director Chris Gayle.
Wragge & Co LLP Corporate Group has advised QinetiQ on the creation of QinetiQ Ventures, a new technology venture fund which will have initial assets of £40 million.