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Funding tech: an IPO is not the only way

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Funding tech companies

Modern tech businesses are often mature, profitable companies by the time they come to list on the market. Is there merit in getting onto their growth curve earlier?

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28 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Management buyouts: a management team’s perspective

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A client recently commented that the posturing (or as some might say strategic negotiation) going on between the UK government and the European Union at the moment reminded him of the negotiation (or some would say strategic posturing) he witnessed during the negotiation of a management buyout (MBO) a few years ago. On the surface both parties were extolling the virtues of quickly coming to an acceptable, profitable and commercially viable agreement. Behind the scenes however, each party was working hard to gain small but potentially significant concessions in order to tilt the balance of the transaction paperwork and terms in its favour.

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Formula 1 – The race against Brexit

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The potential consequences of a no-deal Brexit have been making headlines across many sectors for a while; this month sees new voices added to the concerned chorus – those of F1 team bosses.

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10 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News

Royds Withy King advise on merger creating £450m AUM financial services group

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The Corporate team at Royds Withy King in Bath has advised on the merger between two financial services firms which creates a full service wealth proposition with £450m of assets under management.

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Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016

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13 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Financial Services, Opinion

Brexit White Paper – “a real blow for the UK’s financial and related professional services sector”?

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Financial services canary wharf

The Government’s proposals for the new financial services arrangements between the UK and the EU post-Brexit, detailed in yesterday’s White Paper, have been roundly criticised by key figures within the industry. Policy chairman of the City of London Corporation Catherine McGuinness has labelled the proposals “a real blow for the UK’s financial and related professional services sector” and warned of the impact on job creation and growth in the wider economy that would result if it forms the basis of the final deal.

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12 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News

Victory as Royds Withy King gets Bristol Forklifts sale over the finish line

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Press release

A vintage F1 champion and his business partner have sold their Bristol-based company to a key supplier with support from the Corporate team at UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King. Serial entrepreneur Julian Bronson, who has won the …

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European Banking Authority warns preparations for a no-deal Brexit by financial institutions are inadequate

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The European Banking Authority (“EBA”) has published an opinion in response to the current status of the Brexit negotiations. The opinion cites significant concerns regarding the preparation of financial institutions that will be affected by Brexit, particularly the impact of the potential loss of passporting rights, and highlights the potential for disruption if financial institutions are not adequately prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

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FCA issues guidance for banks with cryptoasset holding clients

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cryptocurrency

The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has issued a letter to CEOs of UK banks highlighting the potential risks faced when dealing with cryptoassets. The letter sets out good practice for banks when managing the increased risks of financial crime that dealing with cryptoassets present.

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11 June 2018 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

UK takeover regime: new national security rules come into force

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London on the map

New rules that will enhance the Government’s powers to block takeovers on national security grounds have come into force today (11 June 2018). The changes relate to businesses that develop technology or hardware that is, or may be, used for military purposes.

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21 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year Award

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James Worrall Royds Withy King

Royds Withy King has been shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the South West Insider Dealmakers Awards 2018.

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Royds Withy King advises on MBO at homewares distribution company – and secures new owner for Wesco distribution arm in Bath

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James Worrall Royds Withy King

The Corporate team at law firm Royds Withy King in Bath has advised on the management buyout of kitchen and furniture fitting and accessories provider LDL Components Ltd and on the subsequent acquisition of its Wesco product distribution business, for …

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