Sophos’ acquisition of Barricade

Goodwin represented Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, in its announced acquisition of Barricade, a pioneering start-up with a powerful behavior-based analytics engine built on machine learning techniques. The team and technology from Barricade will strengthen Sophos’ synchronized security capabilities and its next-generation network and endpoint protection portfolio. Sophos is a […]

UroMems’ €14 Million Financing Round

Goodwin advised UroMems, an innovative medtech company, in its €14 million fundraising to finance the development of its artificial urinary sphincter. The amount raised includes €2 million from the Worldwide Innovation Challenge within the framework of the French Program of investments for the future led by the General Investment Commission and operated by Bpifrance. Founded […]

Oxford Properties sells 50% joint venture of Paternoster Square Assets

Ashurst has advised Oxford Properties on the refinancing and the 50% joint venture sale of King Edward Court (headquarters of the London Stock Exchange) and St Martins Court (CBRE’s London headquarters) to Madison International Realty for c£200 million. Ashurst previously advised Oxford Properties on the acquisition and financing of both King Edward Court in 2013 […]

Wyelands Holdings Limited’s £29.6 million acquisition of Tungsten Bank plc

Slaughter and May advised the controllers of Wyelands Holdings Limited on the acquisition of Tungsten Bank plc from Tungsten Corporation plc, the global e-invoicing, purchase order services, analytics and financing company. Tungsten Bank has been renamed Wyelands Bank. Tungsten Corporation plc received £25.0 million in cash which, together with £4.6 million of cash already received […]

Apollo Funds acquires a Controlling Stake in Philips’ Lumileds Business for $2 Billion

Paul, Weiss advised funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC in the acquisition of an 80.1 percent interest in Royal Philips’ Lumileds business. Lumileds is a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting. The enterprise value of the transaction, announced on December 12, is approximately $2 billion. The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners […]

Beacon Capital Partners sells the London landmark CityPoint to Brookfield Asset Management for £530 million

Ashurst has advised Beacon Capital Partners, in its capacity as seller and asset manager, on the sale of the London landmark CityPoint to Brookfield Asset Management for an amount in excess of £530 million, which completed on 15 December 2016. Restructuring partner Giles Boothman (picture) led the Ashurst team, assisted by counsel Anna Langton and […]