National law firm Freeths has advised award-winning fit-out contractor Workspace Design and Build on its move to become an employee-owned company, 19 years since its inception. Workspace Design and Build, established in 2004 by Russell Davis and David Barfield, delivers office refurbishment projects throughout the North-West and Midlands. Now, the eligible members of staff who […]
National law firm Freeths has advised long-standing client Twenty 20 Capital, a specialist investment fund focussed on the human capital services sector, on an investment in Austin International. Austin International is the mother brand to two specialist recruitment powerhouses, Austin Fraser, specialising in technology, and Austin Vita, specialising in medical technology. This transaction will position […]
National law firm Freeths has today announced a new partnership with legaltech innovator Henchman, continuing to strengthen its knowledge and innovation strategy with AI. Henchman, an award winning legaltech product, has enormous potential to enhance lawyer productivity by surfacing valuable insights from knowledge repositories, and assisting with complex drafting processes. Henchman will join the firm’s […]
National law firm Freeths has advised Btomorrow Ventures (BTV), the corporate venturing unit of British American Tobacco (BAT), on its investment in bio-plastics company FlexSea. Founded in 2019, FlexSea uses patent-pending technology to make biodegradable, compostable and edible seaweed-derived bioplastics, designed to replace plastic film packaging, amongst other uses. The sustainable seaweed-derived plastic breaks down […]
National law firm Freeths has advised the University of Oxford’s Wadham College on Planet Positive Lab, the world’s first university-based, operator-backed and industry-driven climate tech programme for students, academics and alumni. Planet Positive Lab is a new initiative between Wadham College, Founder’s Factory and Planet Fund (a ClimateTech investment fund). Planet Positive Lab will provide […]
National law firm Freeths has advised Keepmoat on the acquisition of an historic former Boots factory site in Nottingham. Located on Thane Road, Beeston, the land sits within the 286-acre Nottingham Enterprise Zone and Alliance Boots Campus, which formed part of the health and pharmacy chain’s operational headquarters where it developed and manufactured the Ibuprofen […]
Freeths one of the UK’s leading national law firms, advised ZetaDisplay (AB), a leading provider of digital signage solutions in Europe, on its acquisition of Austrian digital signage company Peakmedia GmbH. The acquisition strengthens ZetaDisplay’s position as a leading player in the European digital signage market and expands its geographical footprint in the DACH region […]
National law firm Freeths has advised on the sale of Consilium Strategic Communications to ICR, a US based global strategic communications and advisory firm. Consilium Strategic Communications is a leading international strategic healthcare and communications and investor relations firm focused on Europe and headquartered in London. Over the past 10 years, founders Mary-Jane Elliott, Amber […]
National law firm Freeths has been named Law Firm of the Year and Corporate M&A and Private Equity Director Mohammed Abbas won Emerging Dealmaker of the Year at Insider’s Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2023. The firm was commended by judges after completing 40 Midlands-based deals during the year. ‘Popular choice’ Mohammed Abbas was also recognised for […]
National law firm Freeths has advised hospitality events specialists Pitchside Hospitality Limited on its acquisition of Hasta World’s distinguished hospitality business and sales operation, including a bespoke booking and stock management technology system. The Pitch International group, advised by Freeths, acquired Pitchside Hospitality Limited earlier this year, demonstrating the rapid growth of the Pitch group. […]
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