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.
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.
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.
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.
Advised Pearl Diver in connection with a transfer of portfolio assets of PDC Opportunities III LP to PDC Opportunities III B LP.
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.
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.
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.
Advised Eli Global on its acquisition of 100% of the entire issued share capital of IT support and telecommunications network company, IntraLAN Group.
Acting for Preservation on a co-investment with Unigestion into a cyber-insurance focussed managing general agency in the Lloyds of London insurance market.
Advised on the second closing of the Energy Access Ventures fund, which invests in businesses that improve access to electricity across Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advised an institutional investor on investment into Shepherd's Hill Partners III.
Represented an institutional investor on investment into Providence Equity Partners VIII.
Advised an institutional investor on investment into BGH Capital.
Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Hoxton Ventures II LP.
Represented an institutional investor on investment into Sycamore III.
Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Entrée Capital Israel Fund II.
Advised an institutional investor on investment into Resolute IV.
Represented an institutional investor on investment into Primrose Hill II.
Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Webster IV.
Advised an institutional investor on investment into Advantech II.
Represented an institutional investor on investment into Redview II.
Acted for an institutional investor on investment into Park Square Credit Opportunities III.
Advised an institutional investor on investment into STG V.
Represented an institutional investor on investment into Apiary Capital Partners I
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.
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