Deal Log: April 2018

 

It has been an exciting start to the year for MJ Hudson! We have acted and advised on a wide variety of deals over the last six months including fund investments, co-investments and some substantial secondary and M&A transactions.

 

Alpina Partners

Acted as adviser to Alpina on its acquisition of Virtalis, a UK-based virtual reality services company with operations in Germany, the US and South East Asia. Advised on all transactional aspects of this cross-border leveraged buy-out; acquisition / SPA, management equity, tax and debt financing.

Kindred Capital LLP

Acted as lead counsel to Kindred Capital LLP in respect of the launch, and fundraising activities of two related funds – a Base Fund and an Opportunity Fund – which are simultaneously focused on investing in high potential technology companies in Europe as well as the US.

Unigestion SA

Advised Unigestion in respect of its investment as the sole institutional co-investor on the transaction led by Duke Street to acquire TeamSport Karting, the UK’s largest indoor go-karting operator.

Pearl Diver CLO Opportunities 2018 GP

Advised Pearl Diver in connection with a transfer of portfolio assets of PDC Opportunities III LP to PDC Opportunities III B LP.

Blueglen Capital Partners

Advised Blueglen Capital Partners (“Blueglen”) on the establishment and launch of Blueglen Funds ICAV, an Irish investment company that will act as an umbrella to a number of funds launched by Blueglen, and on the establishment of Blueglen European Credit Fund I (“Fund I”), the first sub-fund within that structure. Fund I will invest in a portfolio of fixed and floating rate bonds, asset backed securities and other derivative instruments to achieve enhanced absolute returns on investment opportunities in European credit markets.

M3 Global Research

Advised on the acquisition of Qualitative & Quantitative Fieldwork Services AB (QQFS), a leading European data collection agency which is based in Sweden and provides data collection services for the healthcare and life sciences industry in the Nordic region. M3 Global Research is part of the M3 Group – the leader in global healthcare data collection – which operates in the US, Asia and Europe and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Evoco

Acted for Evoco on its €21m funding round for ReBuy, a German online trading platform for secondhand consumer goods. Evoco acquired a stake in ReBuy through its acquisition of DuMont Ventures portfolio in May 2017.

Eli Global

Advised Eli Global on its acquisition of 100% of the entire issued share capital of IT support and telecommunications network company, IntraLAN Group.

Preservation Capital Partners

Acting for Preservation on a co-investment with Unigestion into a cyber-insurance focussed managing general agency in the Lloyds of London insurance market.

Energy Access Ventures

Advised on the second closing of the Energy Access Ventures fund, which invests in businesses that improve access to electricity across Africa.

Volpi Capital LLP

Advised on the latest fund closing in January 2018, as legal counsel to Volpi Capital LLP in respect of the establishment of Volpi Capital Investments L.P.

Multiplicity Partners AG

Acted as legal counsel to Multiplicity Partners AG in respect of the establishment of LTO Fund II L.P., a Jersey-based private equity / secondaries fund.

Kimura Capital

Advised Kimura Capital on the establishment of a Cayman Islands open-ended master/feeder fund and a Cayman Islands closed-ended fund structure. The Funds will invest in a unity of commodity trade finance products.

Done Hedge Fund

Acted as lead counsel for Done Hedge Fund in relation to the restructuring of a fund structured as a Dutch fund for mutual account investing in listed securities with a focus on arbitrage strategies and the relocation of part of Done Hedge Fund’s business to London.

Shepherd's Hill Partners

Advised an institutional investor on investment into Shepherd's Hill Partners III.

Providence Equity

Represented an institutional investor on investment into Providence Equity Partners VIII.

BGH Capital

Advised an institutional investor on investment into BGH Capital.

Hoxton Ventures

Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Hoxton Ventures II LP.

Sycamore Partners

Represented an institutional investor on investment into Sycamore III.

Entrée Capital

Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Entrée Capital Israel Fund II.

Resolute Capital Partners

Advised an institutional investor on investment into Resolute IV.

Primrose Hill Partners

Represented an institutional investor on investment into Primrose Hill II.

Webster Capital

Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Webster IV.

Advantech

Advised an institutional investor on investment into Advantech II.

Redview Capital

Represented an institutional investor on investment into Redview II.

Park Square Capital

Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Park Square Credit Opportunities III.

Symphony Technology Group

Advised an institutional investor on investment into STG V.

Apiary Capital Partners

Represented an institutional investor on investment into Apiary Capital Partners I

Bradbury Phillips International Ltd.

Advised on the sale of the Bradbury Phillips Group, a software developer specialising in rights management and literary agency accounting. Bradbury Phillips was acquired by the knk Group, a Germany headquartered, multi-product developer focussed on the publishing sector.

Deal Log is produced by MJ Hudson  |  LAW and includes fund launches, transactions and similar activity that has been worked on by MJ Hudson. We provide expert legal advice to fund managers and investors, as well as participants in private equity, venture capital and M&A transactions. We work across the full spectrum of private markets and beyond, with a focus on alternatives and asset management. Clients praise our entrepreneurial approach, commercial outlook and dedication to helping our clients achieve their objectives, regardless of the obstacles.