Posts Categorized: News

Smithfield Partners advised Highlands Natural Resources

Smithfield’s Corporate Team led by Nick Foster advised Highlands Natural Resources on its admission to trading on the standard listing segment of the Official List of the London Stock Exchange. The Company raised £1,000,000 by way of Placing 19,000,000 ordinary shares. Highlands CEO Robert Price is a seasoned Oil and Gas professional and former President… Read more »

Is More Support Needed for Companies to Scale-up?

There is a distinct shortfall in support being offered to ‘scale-up’ companies according to a report led by angel investor and entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE. Different from a start-up, the report defines a ‘scale-up’ as an enterprise with more than 10 employees where average growth per annum in employees or turnover is greater than twenty… Read more »

Ever Decreasing Circles: Plebgate Row Hits the High Court

Scandals involving politicians, newspapers, the police and other establishment institutions seem inexhaustible these days. Looking on with a mixture of weary bemusement, the British public could be forgiven for thinking that the great and good of society appear to be trapped taking pot-shots at one another in a circular room lined with mirrors. Despite this,… Read more »

Hamilton Rentals MBO

Smithfield Partners advised on the purchase of Hamilton Rentals Limited. Hamilton Rentals is the UK’s largest independent provider of IT rental and asset management solutions. Nick Foster led the transaction acting for Hamilton Management (London) Limited, who acquired the entire share capital of Hamilton Rentals. Tax advice was provided by Kingston Smith.

Trueform Engineering Limited

Smithfield Partners advised on the sale of Trueform Engineering Limited to a private equity house for a significant eight figure consideration package. Trueform is a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of street furniture in the United Kingdom and Middle East and supplies to many public bodies including Transport for London. Sanjay Nijran… Read more »

European Court ruling likely to change Football broadcasting rights forever

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has now delivered its groundbreaking judgment in the case of The Football Association Premier League and Others -v- QC Leisure and Others and MPS -v- Karen Murphy, which were joined together for the purposes of their references to the ECJ. What is the case about? Smithfield Partners represent Mr… Read more »

Advocate General puts the boot into football broadcasting rights

  SMITHFIELD PARTNERS represent QC Leisure, David Richardson and SR Leisure Limited, all of whom are Defendants to a civil action brought by the Football Association Premier League (FAPL). Today, Advocate General Kokott, assigned to the case by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), gave her opinion on this case and supports… Read more »