Transactions Archive



Hardie Grant Publishing Pty Ltd

Hardie Grant Publishing Pty Ltd, a leading Australian book and magazine publisher, was represented by NELLEN, on its purchase of the share capital of Quadrille Publishing Limited, a well known UK based publisher of illustrated books and stationery.
Press Release

William Reed Business Media Limited

William Reed Business Media Limited, the leading UK Food and Drink business-to-business media publisher, information provider and events and conference organizer was represented by NELLEN on its purchase of the outstanding majority of the share capital which it did not already own of Harris International Marketing Limited (him!), the research-based retail consultancy.

Chronicle Books LLC and Harry N Abrams Inc

Californian based publisher Chronicle Books LLC and New York based publisher Harry N Abrams, Inc were represented by NELLEN in connection with the establishment of a UK joint venture marketing and distribution company to serve the EMEA markets.

Euroslot SA

Euroslot SA, a world leader in the design and manufacture of reactor internals, was advised by NELLEN in connection with the purchase of Staffordshire based KDSS Limited, a company providing mass transfer products and related services to the oil refining and petrochemical industries.

Lulu Guinness Holdings Limited

Lulu Guinness Holdings Limited was represented by NELLEN in connection with the investment by Hong Kong based fund FE Partners (Europe) Limited.

Digital Transport Solutions Limited

Digital Transport Solutions Limited a specialist in the integration of mobile CCTV and fleet management, was advised by NELLEN on the equity investment by Phones International Group Limited.

Media Run Search Holdings Limited

Media Run Search Holdings Limited a search engine optimisation company, was represented by NELLEN in connection with its acquisition by private investors.

B & M Publications Limited

B & M Publications Limited was represented by NELLEN in connection with the sale of its trade publications and events to Hemming Group Limited. B & M is the publisher of market-leading titles "Builders' Merchant News" and "Heating, Ventilation and Plumbing" and owner of their associated events and websites.

Ricker Restaurants (Holdings)
Limited

Ricker Restaurants (Holdings) Limited was represented by NELLEN in connection with the restructuring of the Ricker Restaurant Group which involved cash and shares offers for it's five restaurant operating companies. The cash element of the offers was financed by HSBC Bank plc.

Brompton Bicycle Limited

Brompton Bicycle Limited, which manufactures and markets the iconic fold-up bike, was represented by NELLEN in its shareholder restructuring which was part of a management succession planning proposal.
Press Release


QobliQ Limited

A management team led by Xavier Quattrocchi-Oubradous and Roland Giscard d'Estaing, which is being backed by Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited in its strategy of building an innovative marketing services group, was represented by NELLEN in connection with IMAC's first round investment of up to £7.5m in a new company called QobliQ Limited.
Press Release


Lightstate Limited

Lightstate Limited, the leading UK internet leads generation company, was represented by NELLEN, on its sale to Perfiliate Limited.


Stephen Webster Limited

NELLEN advised the shareholders of luxury jeweller Stephen Webster Limited on its sale to the holding company of Garrard.
Financial Times


Howard Holdings PLC

NELLEN represented Howard Holdings plc on the corporate and banking aspects of its purchase of 50% of the share capital of Rushden Park & Lakes Development Company Limited, the owner of a substantial development site at Rushden in Northamptonshire, from Laing O'Rourke PLC.
Press Release


The Food Doctor Limited

NELLEN represented The Food Doctor Limited, one of the UK's leading nutrition consultancies and suppliers of branded health foods, on its introduction of an EMI Share Scheme.


Lulu Guinness Holdings Limited

The holding company of Lulu Guinness Limited was represented by NELLEN in connection with the demerger of its shareholding in Cath Kidston Limited, the redemption of its loan notes and a rights issue.


Cath Kidston Limited

NELLEN advised Cath Kidston Limited, the retail group, on an equity investment by a group of investors which was linked to a conversion of debt into equity by certain shareholders.


Test Research Limited

NELLEN advised Test Research Limited, a market research company and part of the MORI group of research companies, on its sale to Ipsos UK Limited, a subsidiary of Ipsos SA.


The Cornwall Light & Power Co. Limited

NELLEN (with Ernst & Young as corporate finance advisors) represented the sellers of The Cornwall Light & Power Co. Limited (CLP), the owner and operator of the 5.6MW Goonhilly Downs Wind Farm on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, on the sale of CLP to Renewable Energy Generation Limited.
Press Release


Bennetts Associates Limited

NELLEN represented Bennetts Associates Limited, one of the UK's leading architectural practices with offices in London and Edinburgh, on its introduction of an EMI Share Scheme which offers its senior executives the opportunity of acquiring shares in the company.


Global Healthcare Exchange Europe GmbH

NELLEN represented Global Healthcare Exchange Europe GmbH, the operator of the largest European electronic healthcare exchange (a European joint venture between Colorado based Global Healthcare Exchange LLC and D. Logistics AG), on its investment in Tecsol Limited, a leading UK developer and supplier of software and eProcurement systems to the NHS and on the subsequent purchase of all the share capital.
Press Release

Stephen Webster Limited

NELLEN represented Stephen Webster Limited, the luxury jeweller, on the introduction of an EMI Share Scheme.

Cash Management Systems Limited

NELLEN represented Cash Management Systems Limited, a consultancy advising FTSE 100 companies in the management of their cash supply chain and their banking relationships, on the introduction of an EMI Share Scheme.

Netkonect Communications Plc

NELLEN advised Netkonect Communications Plc, one of the UK's most established ISPs and communications services company, and it's founder Andrew Birch on it's sale to Mistral Internet Limited.

Rayner & Keeler Limited

NELLEN advised Rayner & Keeler Limited, the national optical retailer and lens manufacturer and a pioneer in the manufacture of intraocular lenses, on the introduction of an EMI Scheme.

Wanderlust Publications Limited

NELLEN represented Wanderlust Publications Limited, the publisher of “Wanderlust”, one of UK’s leading travel magazines, in connection with a 50% investment in the company by two publishers - John Brown and Mark Ellingham. NELLEN also represented the company’s founders, Paul Morrison and Lyn Hughes.
Press Release

BDI Research Limited and BEM Limited

NELLEN advised the controlling shareholders of market research group BDI Research Limited and its associated consulting arm BEM Limited, on the sale of their shares for approximately £7m to NOP Research Group Limited. NELLEN had previously advised on a restructuring of these two companies which involved the management teams acquiring significant equity stakes.

Magus Research Limited

NELLEN advised Magus Research Limited on its acquisition of all of the share capital of Vrisko Limited, the UK software company specialising in integrated information solutions. Magus Research Limited is a specialist supplier of content and information management products and solutions to FTSE 100/250 and Euro Top 500 corporations, and professional services organisations.
Press Release

OneClick HR Plc

The AIM quoted HR software company was represented by NELLEN in September 2002 in connection with an investment by Herald GP Ventures Limited of £1m 3.5% of Unsecured Loan Stock 2005/7 and the issue of share warrants. In September 2003, NELLEN also represented OneClick HR in relation to a further investment by Herald and investment funds established by Top Technology and Nordea of £625k 3.5% of Unsecured Loan Stock 2006/8 and a further issue of share warrants. NELLEN drafted the Circular to shareholders and the ancillary documentation.
Press Release

Webscreen Technology Limited

Webscreen Technology Limited, a developer of internet infrastructure appliance technology, was represented by NELLEN on its first round equity investment. The investors were Saffron Hill Ventures Limited and East River Venture Limited II LP.
Press Release

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Halcyon Days Limited

NELLEN advised the founder and owner of Halcyon Days Limited, the luxury goods company know for its enamel boxes and objets d'art, on the sale of the company to Alphco Limited.
Financial Times

Nexus Estates Plc

The management team of Nexus Estates Plc (now called Corpnex Group Plc) was advised by NELLEN on its £10.5m buy-out from Benchmark Group PLC. The management buy-out of this operator of high quality business centres was financed by Henderson Private Capital. NELLEN advised the management team on the terms of the buy-out, the structure of its investment and the negotiation of the documentation.
Financial Times

World Golf Systems Plc

NELLEN advised World Golf Systems Plc on its first and second round private placings when it raised a total of £4.5m from business angel investors. World Golf Systems Plc has developed the technology which tracks golf balls as they are hit at golf ranges allowing players to score when their balls land on targets.
Financial Times

REL Consultancy Group Limited

NELLEN advised REL Consultancy Group Limited, an international management consultancy group, on the establishment and funding of an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) which was established to acquire a significant shareholding in REL from its venture capital investors. The REL shares have been made available to employees through a variety of share schemes and via an Employee Share Acquisition Plan (ESAP). NELLEN advised on the overall strategy, the new share structure and on the EBT funding agreements. It also advised on the related corporate issues involving the EBT including the offer letter to shareholders.

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Selection of Archived Transactions

Stephen Webster Limited
Cash Management Systems Limited
Netkonect Communications Plc
Rayner & Keeler Limited
Wanderlust Publications Limited
BDI Research Limited and BEM Limited
Magus Research Limited
OneClick HR Plc
Webscreen Technology Limited
Halcyon Days Limited
Nexus Estates Plc
World Golf Systems Plc
REL Consultancy Group Limited

 

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