Mourant Ozannes acted as BVI legal advisers to Britain's fourth largest mobile group, Three UK, (owned by CK Hutchinson) on its £300,000,000 acquisition of Transvision Investments Limited from Seamless Industries Limited (owned by PCCW Limited). Completion of the acquisition is subject to UK regulatory approval.
Mourant Ozannes advise DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmBH on successful launch of their third Private Equity Fund and associated feeder funds.
Mourant Ozannes worked alongside Clifford Chance LLP to advise Bencis Capital Partners on the Guernsey aspects of the launch of Bencis Buyout Fund V. The Fund reached the hard cap of €425 million within months after starting the fundraising process. The Fund will invest in mature, profitable companies, headquartered in the Benelux and the focus will be on companies with operating profits up to €50 million.
The Mourant Ozannes team of Alistair Horn, Matt Satchell and Joel Hernandez, acting for TH Real Estate, assisted with the joint venture deal between TH Real Estate and Dutch pension asset manager, APG to redevelop the Edinburgh St James centre, which commenced on 17 October 2016.
APG took a 75 per cent stake in the 1.7 million sq ft retail and leisure centre with TH Real Estate holding the remaining 25 per cent stake, on behalf of Henderson UK Shopping Centre Fund.
Edinburgh St James will be one of the UK's largest private sector regeneration projects and the joint venture will commit to develop Edinburgh St James, which is anticipated to create an investment valued in excess of £1 bn.
Mourant Ozannes' corporate team has advised long-standing client LondonMetric Property plc (LondonMetric) on its successful £130 million private placement of blended fixed rate senior notes with US and UK institutional investors.
Mourant Ozannes advised in relation to the proposed US$1.1 billion privatisation by CVC Capital Partners of NIRVANA ASIA LTD. 富貴生命國際有限公司 (Nirvana), a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands, via a scheme of arrangement.
Mourant Ozannes advised existing client Intertrust N.V., a leading global provider of high-value trust and corporate services in relation to its £435,000,000 acquisition of Elian Group. MO fielded an international team lead by Partner Simon Felton and Counsel Vic Cabot, working with leading international law firm Simmons and Simmons, to deliver advice in relation to the laws of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey.
Leading international law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised O3b Networks Limited on the acquisition of a controlling interest in O3b Networks by its largest shareholder, SES S.A..
Mourant Ozannes advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law aspects of its £1.1 billion acquisition of the UK student accommodation portfolio of Liberty Living from Brandeaux Student Accommodation Fund. The Liberty Living corporate structure involved a large number of subsidiaries, including 30 subsidiaries incorporated in the BVI.
Tranquility was a multi-million pound corporate investor in a Class B open-ended unit trust specialising in commercial property investment through a fund of funds approach which was suspended in December 2007.
Mourant Ozannes has advised the shareholders of Travelex Holdings Limited on a US$490 million financing.
Mourant Ozannes has advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP (Inflexion) on its backing of the management buyout of Bedell Trust.
Mourant Ozannes has advised pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG (Deutsche Hypo) as joint lenders to project companies of Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund II LP (advised by PW Real Assets LLP) on Jersey law matters relating to the landmark development of the Marieninsel project in the heart of Frankfurt, Germany.
Mourant Ozannes has advised a consortium of infrastructure investors on its acquisition of London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners and Highstar Capital.
Mourant Ozannes has advised Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC in its capacity as mandated lead arranger of credit facilities in a principal amount of US$267,500,000 to LCPR Cayman Holding Inc. (a subsidiary of Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico LLC) to finance its acquisition of Puerto Rico Cable Holding Co., the parent company of Choice Cable TV.
Mourant Ozannes assisted MML Capital Partners LLP, in launching its sixth mezzanine debt fund, MML Capital Partners Fund VI LP, which is a UK limited partnership, non-domiciled in Jersey as a materially equivalent Jersey Expert Fund.
Mourant Ozannes has advised each of Investcorp Investment Advisers and SSARIS Advisors LLC in respect of Investcorp's acquisition of the hedge fund of funds business of SSARIS - the first acquisition for Investcorp’s expanding hedge funds business. The investment management of absolute return hedge fund strategies will remain with SSARIS.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised on the £152.6M takeover of Japan Residential Investment Company Limited via a Guernsey scheme of arrangement.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has acted as Jersey counsel to the Jersey mortgages trustee, Granite Finance Trustees Limited, in connection with the sale by UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) of a £13bn mortgage loan asset portfolio to Cerberus Capital Management.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Gentoo as fund administrator and Advokatfirmaet BA-HR DA as lead counsel, on the establishment and final close of Offshore Merchant Partners Asset Yield Fund, LP.
Mourant Ozannes in Guernsey acted as Guernsey legal adviser, together with Simmons & Simmons LLP as lead counsel, and SANNE as administrator and treasury services providers on the launch of Funding Circle SME Income Fund Limited (the Fund).
Mourant Ozannes has acted as Jersey counsel to Mimecast Limited on its successful IPO on NASDAQ. Mimecast Limited, the parent of the Mimecast group, is incorporated in Jersey.
Working alongside King & Wood Mallesons, Ben Robins and Sophie Reguengo advised AERIUM in relation to the sale of a portfolio of prime commercial real estate properties in Manchester, Bristol and Aberdeen, held by a number of Jersey entities, for approximately £330 million. The portfolio comprised the prestigious One Glass Wharf office building in Bristol; the headquarters of the leading UK law firm Burges Salmon, the iQ Building in Aberdeen and one of the tallest buildings in Manchester.
Partner Ben Robins and senior associate Sophie Reguengo advised Highland Europe, alongside Kirkland & Ellis, in relation to the establishment of Highland Europe Technology Growth II Limited Partnership as a Jersey Expert Fund.
Working alongside Allen & Overy, partner Daniel Birtwistle, senior associate Sophie Reguengo and paralegal Cass Philip advised international real estate investment, services and fund management firm Kennedy Wilson in relation to its acquisition of a portfolio of commercial properties in South East London held by a number of Jersey holding companies, for approximately £210 million.
Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Hermes Infrastructure on their acquisition of a 33% stake in Associated British Ports ("ABP") from Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Fund and Infracapital for approximately £1.6 billion.
Offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has advised leading European private equity firm Cinven on its £2.3 billion sale of Amdipharm Mercury Limited (AMCo), a niche specialty pharmaceuticals group, to TSX/Nasdaq-listed Concordia Healthcare Corporation (Concordia).
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes is advising Polyus Gold International Limited on the $9 billion unsolicited takeover offer for the company made by Sacturino Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wandle Holdings Limited. Wandle Holdings Limited, which is ultimately controlled by Said Kerimov, is an existing shareholder of Polyus Gold.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Greystar Real Estate Partners on the £600 million acquisition of a portfolio of London student accommodation properties known as 'Nido' from Round Hill Capital and the associated financing of that acquisition.
Mourant Ozannes advised a syndicate of senior lenders led by Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch on Cayman law aspects of the syndicate's provision of credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of US$2.63 billion to SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. to finance the acquisition of Advent Software.
The Property Team at leading offshore Law Firm, Mourant Ozannes, has recently advised UBS AG Jersey in relation to an agreement with States of Jersey Development Company to lease Grade A office premises at the high-profile new Jersey International Financial Centre.
A team led by Daniel Birtwistle and Senior Associate, Matt Satchell, acted, with Nabarro, for Land Securities on their £52m sale of property at 130 Wood Street, London, held in a Jersey unit trust.
Daniel Birtwistle, Leanne Wallser and Cass Philip advised Savills IM on the establishment of Greater Tokyo Office Fund, a Jersey-domiciled fund focussing on acquiring office assets in the Greater Tokyo area, including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba prefectures and selected regional cities outside of Greater Tokyo.
Mourant Ozannes advised Schroder Cayman Bank and Trust Co Ltd and Schroder Trust AG in proceedings before the Cayman Islands courts and the Jersey courts.
Mourant Ozannes advised Pamplona Capital Management, LLP on its recent acquisition of Charter NEX Films, Inc. through its fourth private equity fund, Pamplona Capital Partners IV, L.P.
Mourant Ozannes, led by Paul Christopher, worked alongside White & Case, Beijing office to advise an Asian investment firm on its private equity investment in to a Chinese online education company.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Praxis Holdings Limited in connection with its merger with Jersey-based IFM Group.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised four FTSE 250 companies on their recent equity placings which have raised a total in excess of £495 million.
Mourant Ozannes has advised on transactions totalling £146.5 million, involving Brockton Capital's £110.5 million acquisition of the Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust, in partnership with Dunedin Property, and its separate £35.6 million acquisition of Saltley Business Park in Birmingham, in a 50/50 joint venture with Hansteen.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Highcross Group in connection with the US$ 1billion (£635 million) sale of the assets of Highcross Regional U.K. Partners and Highcross Regional U.K. Partners III to Northwood Investors, a US based fund manager.
Mourant Ozannes provided Jersey advice to the Hansteen sellers on transactions involving Brockton Capital's £110.5 million acquisition of the Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Hermes on the sale of 50 per cent of the development phase of Wellington Place in Leeds to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).
A team at Mourant Ozannes led by Joel Hernandez and James Hill has provided Jersey advice on the one of the biggest UK real estate financings in recent years, raising £1.35bn from a syndicate of Asian and Middle Eastern banks for London's iconic Battersea Power Station.
Working alongside Shearman & Sterling, Hong Kong, we advised CICC, one of China's largest investment banks, in relation to its successful bid for an investment in Sinopec Capital Marketing Co. Ltd.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (PSH) on all Guernsey-related aspects of its conversion from an open-ended to a closed-ended registered fund.
Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised Investec Asset Management Guernsey Limited on the migration and re-domiciliation from Ireland to Guernsey of Investec International Funds, a $1.2 billion fund of funds unit trust.
Leading offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes has advised an affiliate of Greystar Real Estate Partners on the £174 million acquisition of a portfolio of student properties in London from Oasis Capital (being a joint venture between Oasis Capital Bank and Unite Group plc).