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Working closely with our specialist media team, we have developed a reputation as a ‘go to’ firm for media and tech sector deals, regularly acting for digital content businesses.

Recent deals include the £60m merger of two leading online estate agency businesses.

In the hospitality and leisure sector we recently advised on the sale of a flagship London restaurant, and continue to advise a rapidly expanding group of European hotels.

Our strong reputation in the real estate sector ensures a steady flow of instructions, and we are often called on to advise major institutional and private investors on corporate and real estate transactions.

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Small Cap Network

Hamlins has been lead sponsor of Small Cap Network over a number of years, since the establishment of the group. As we undertake regular transactions for companies, nomads and brokers in the small cap arena and are committed to the …

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Successful negotiation of a  brand licensing arrangement enabled a subsequent £60 million merger transaction between longstanding client GPEA (the parent company of the Guild of Property Professionals and Fine & Country) and easyProperty. The merger is highly disruptive in the …

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Quoted Companies Alliance

Hamlins is a committed member of the Quoted Companies Alliance and our lawyers participate in their Legal Expert Group. The Quoted Companies Alliance is the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies. They campaign, …

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Our Experience

    • Advised Palace Capital plc on the acquisition of Gregory Projects (Halifax) Limited for £24.2m, bringing Broad Street Plaza into the client’s portfolio.
    • Advised Allenby Capital as nominated adviser and broker on a placing for AIM-quoted InfraStrata plc, and on the £3.16 million fundraising by AIM quoted TyraTech, Inc.
    • Advised NEX quoted Angelfish Plc on its development capital equity investment in yboo Limited. yboo owns and operates a cost comparison app for UK mobile deals.
    • Advising Hardman Research on equity fundraising by way of private placement of ordinary shares.
    • Acted for joint brokers Hybridan LLP and Cornhill Capital Limited on the £6m placing for MX Oil plc – the AIM quoted oil and gas investment company.
    • Advised Hybridan LLP as broker, and a longstanding AIM broking client of the firm, together with new client Spark Advisory Partners Limited, a leading AIM nominated advisor on the successful placing of shares in Integumen Plc.
    • Advising the sellers on the sale of R2G Limited (which owns a business known as ‘RatesRecovery’), which specialises in business rates advisory services for all types of commercial property including office, retail and industrial bulk classes to Altus Group.
    • Advised the founding shareholders of InferMed Limited (was initially formed as a joint venture between Cancer Research UK and Integral Solutions Limited) on the successful sale of the company to RELX.
    • Advising main market and TSXV exchange dual listed natural resource company Zenith Energy Limited on its proposed secondary fundraising through an institutional placing with UK institutional investors.
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The ‘clever and commercial’ practice head Daniel Bellau has experience of a wide range of industries, including the hotels and leisure, real estate and TMT sectors.

Legal 500 2019

The team is ‘excellent at partner and associate level’.

Legal 500 2017 - Flotations

The ‘supportive, responsive and commercial’ team at Hamlins LLP delivers ‘quick, accurate draftsmanship’.

Legal 500 2017 - M&A

‘Knowledgeable, friendly and excellent value for money’, the department counts real estate, leisure, technology and media as key sector strengths.

Legal 500 2017 - M&A

Analytical’, ‘generous and very approachable’ practice head Daniel Bellau is ‘extremely service-oriented, very commercial and excellent at identifying the key areas of negotiation and risk’.

Legal 500 2017 - M&A

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