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Court of Appeal ruling on allotments at a discount and prohibited commissions under the CA 2006

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A recent Court of Appeal ruling has reaffirmed the adage – invoked by the judge in the preceding High Court case – that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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Royds Withy King advises digital media company Hybrid on an investment from private equity firm LDC

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Bristol-headquartered digital media company Hybrid has secured an investment from mid-market private equity firm LDC which will support its existing management team to grow and develop the business organically and explore targeted acquisitions.

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Shareholder requests: access to register of members

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Our Corporate team examines a recent High Court case ruling that provides a valuable and relatively rare insight into the statutory principles and authorities governing requests for access to a company’s register of members under s116 and s117 of the Companies Act 2006 (the Act).

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Triple shortlisting for Royds Withy King at South West Dealmakers Awards

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We’re very pleased to have been shortlisted for Corporate Law Firm of the Year at the 2021 South West Dealmakers Awards.

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Royds Withy King sparkle in laundry business acquisition

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We have advised Wolf Laundry Holdings Limited on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Brewer & Bunney Limited, as the laundry care group embarks on a period of growth and expansion.

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M&A deals and notice of a claim: United get lucky

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As any buyer who has been involved in an M&A transaction will know, some of the most important elements of the share purchase agreement are the warranties and the tax covenant.

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Post-Merger Integration: Employment and HR – marrying up the terms

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

Mergers and acquisitions are often described as a marriage, bringing two companies together. However, the post-merger integration process is often an afterthought, which can cause a derailment in the integration process leading to a failure to deliver the true deal.

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Royds Withy King advises BGF on multi-million-pound investment round for Caristo Diagnostics

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Law firm Royds Withy King has advised investment company BGF on its investment as part of a multi-million-pound investment round for medical imaging company Caristo Diagnostics.

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Monitoring staff at work and at home

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Contributing authors: Josh Craig and John Nevin

Banking and financial services businesses have for many years monitored the work patterns and behaviours their staff. Since the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent seismic shift in working patterns, we are now seeing an increasing number of employers monitoring their staff in their own homes.

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Kalifa Fintech Review: Others waiting for the UK’s fintech crown to slip

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The long awaited, government-backed review into the UK’s fintech industry has warned that the UK risks falling behind in the global fintech race if its recommendations aren’t swiftly implemented.

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Royds Withy King advises on £38.7m Private Equity deal for Amito Ltd

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Law firm Royds Withy King has advised the shareholders and management team of data centre owner and operator Amito Ltd on its significant minority investment from Harwood Private Equity.

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Enforcing restrictive covenants following an M&A deal

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Restrictive covenants are an essential tool for retaining goodwill and value in any business that you are looking to acquire. This is particularly so where the seller is intrinsically linked to the business or has the skillset to immediately compete with the target business, and could therefore quickly diminish its value.

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