Marriott Harrison advised Mobeus Equity Partners on a VCT Investment into a London-based interiors brand, Buster + Punch by funds managed by Mobeus.
Buster + Punch’s products are now sold in over 50 countries, both directly to end-consumers, designers and architects, and through well-known retailers including John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. The company also operates a showroom in London and a retail store in Sweden.
The investment will support the company’s international expansion plans and the broadening of its product range.
Greg Blin, Investment Manager at Mobeus commented: “We are delighted to be involved with Buster + Punch, a premium-branded, fast-growing global business which has built a reputation for its product quality and distinctive designs. We look forward to working with an excellent team to support the business achieve its international growth plans.”
Marriott Harrison corporate partner Jonathan Leigh-Hunt led the team, comprising corporate associates David Bettis and Fran Spooner, Harshna Patel, employment partner Katherine de Souza and real estate associate Sam Swann.
Marriott Harrison LLP acted for finnCap Limited as broker and Zeus Capital Limited as nominated adviser and broker to Flowtech Fluidpower Plc in connection with a £10m placing of new ordinary shares and their admission to trading on AIM. Corporate partner Simon Charles and trainee solicitor Elen Roberts advised finnCap and Zeus.
Marriott Harrison LLP acted for Shard Capital LLP in its capacity as broker and financial adviser to Path Investments Plc and its admission to the Official List and to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, and a related placing of new ordinary shares. Corporate partner Simon Charles advised Shard Capital.
MH corporate partner Jonathan Leigh-Hunt and senior associate Frances Spooner, assisted by employment partner, Katherine de Souza and associates, Alex Lee and Catherine Thom, acted for the selling shareholders in Faraday Property Management Limited (“FPM“) on the sale of the entire share capital of FPM to HML Holdings PLC (“HML“) for c£3m. FPM focuses on local private residential properties and provides block management and surveying services. HML is a leading provider of property management, insurance and ancillary services to residential property blocks. The sale will allow FPM, teamed with HML’s experience and vision, to continue to prosper from its Holborn offices
We are delighted to announce that from 1 April 2017, Alex Denoon and Julian Hitchcock will both be joining the partnership.
Alex and Julian have been practising together as Denoon Legal for a number of years and will bring that practice into the firm where they will continue to provide specialist Life Sciences advice. Their breadth of experience in advising pharmaceutical and medical technology companies will be an excellent fit with the firm’s overall M&A, private equity and capital markets expertise as will their wider IP experience.
Legal 500 UK 2016 describes Denoon Legal as ‘an outstanding boutique’ that represents clients in major disputes and provides day-to-day regulatory, licensing and commercial advice.
Jonathan Pearce – managing partner says:
‘This is an important step forward for us. The service we can provide to clients will be significantly improved by adding this high quality Life Sciences and IP practice. We look forward to working with Alex and Julian and to the opportunities for further growth that it will open up.’
Alex Denoon says:
‘This is an exciting opportunity to develop our practice by working with the highly-regarded team at Marriott Harrison. We have been pleased by the positive response from our clients.’