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Gateley Plc advises on sale of deltatre

Tamanna Keir and DavidArmitage

Gateley Plc’s Leeds office has completed the sale of sports media service company deltatre to US-based private investment company Bruin Sports Capital. A multi-disciplinary team led by Corporate partner David Armitage advised LMGR s.r.l on the sale of its controlling stake in deltatre. LMGR and its former private equity investment partner, Mediacontech, both sold their respective shareholdings in deltatre to

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

Irwin Mitchell offer an expert hand in uncertain times


The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will undoubtedly impact UK policy and legislation and affect  your business’ strategy, processes, assets and people. There is no concrete information at present as to when the Government intends to trigger Article 50 and start the formal process of withdrawing from the EU, however current speculation suggests this won’t happen until 2017 at

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

Shulmans’ Leads on Devolution Debate


On Monday night, senior representatives from a number of the city’s most prominent businesses and organisations came together with Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, and Tom Riordan, Chief Executive, to discuss the ongoing devolution debate and its potential impact on the Leeds City Region. Hosted by leading law firm, Shulmans, at its offices in Wellington Place, the

Written on 1st August 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

Leading Yorkshire tech firm makes first acquisition


ORIIUM, one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies based in Yorkshire has acquired London based application transformation and cloud migration company add3 in a seven figure deal. Award winning ORIIUM, the “channel only” infrastructure and data management specialists have extended their capabilities to include cloud migration, application transformation and application packaging as portfolio services. The combined businesses provide ORIIUM

Written on 5th July 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

What state is our region in?

Hilary-Benn state of the region debate

Local businesses will have the opportunity to discuss the state of the region in an economic breakfast event hosted by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with law firm Bond Dickinson LLP next week. On Friday 20th May in Leeds businesses will hear from a host of speakers providing personal insights and information on exporting, case studies

Written on 13th May 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Chamber News, Exporting, Legal, News

EU: In Or Out? Join the Debate


Campaigners in the EU Referendum are to be grilled by businesses at a Chamber of Commerce event. Members of West & North Yorkshire Chamber will meet on 28th April to hear both the business and political arguments, for and against the UK’s continued membership of the European Union.   Polls are finely poised on the issue, although a British Chambers of

Written on 17th March 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Exporting, Legal, News, News4, Policy & lobbying

DLA Piper acts for NORD/LB on the hybrid financing for Cloghboola wind farm


DLA Piper has acted for Nord/LB and Hastings’ advised funds on the hybrid financing of the Cloghboola operational wind farm in County Kerry, Republic of Ireland bought by Gaelectric (a leading developer and operator of renewable energy projects in wind, bioenergy and solar across the UK, Republic of Ireland and the US) from Enercon on the same day as the

Written on 19th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal, Members news

Yorkshire’s mid-sized companies risk losing the war for talent

Ian Beaumont KPMG

Despite the high cost of replacing talented staff, the majority of mid-sized companies still have an erratic approach to keeping their people happy, according to new research from KPMG. In a study of 223 leaders of mid-sized companies (with a turnover of between £10m to £500m), only 29% of businesses described their approach to talent retention as “formalised”. Meanwhile, nearly

Written on 15th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Finance, Legal, Members news

Resolution calls on Government to reverse decision to close Rotherham courts

Vanessa Fox

Vanessa Fox, chair of the South Yorkshire branch of Resolution, is calling on the Government to reverse its plans to close the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Family Court in Rotherham. The Ministry of Justice is shutting 86 courts across the country, claiming them to be “underused”. The Government says that by reducing “surplus capacity” it can invest more money

Written on 15th February 2016Kalpna Mistry. Published in Legal

Blacks acts for Hague


Blacks Solicitors LLP recently acted on behalf of West Yorkshire-based print management and IT solutions company, Hague, to secure its recent acquisition of Staffordshire based competitor, SR Print Management (SRPM.) SRPM, which has a turnover of £2m, was secured for an undisclosed sum after owner Steve Rushton decided that he wanted to spend less time on administration. The move follows

Written on 1st February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Legal, Members news, News