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Corporate

Demergers – UK & International Insights

Demergers – UK & International Insights Key Contact: Simon Wilson Breaking up can be (relatively) easy… At a time of much business upheaval and turmoil it is useful to revisit initiatives that could help with business continuity, survival and prosperity. The use of a demerger is one such initiative that might assist businesses to emerge...
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Acuity Law advises Dulas Ltd on its acquisition of Polestar Cooling Limited

Acuity Law advises Dulas Ltd on its acquisition of Polestar Cooling Limited Key Contact: Natalie Jones Acuity Law is pleased to have advised Dulas Ltd (Dulas) on its acquisition of Polestar Cooling Limited (Polestar), a specialist manufacturing plant based in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. Dulas is a renewables company which has a long history in...
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Green Homes Grant Scheme Announced

Green Homes Grant Scheme Announced Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty As part of the summer economic update, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a new £2bn Green Homes Grant Scheme (the Scheme), which will be available to homeowners in England from September 2020. Under the Scheme, landlords and owner-occupiers will be able...
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Acuity Law advises Bright Network on £3.5 million investment

Acuity Law advises Bright Network on £3.5 million investment Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Elena Visser Acuity Law is pleased to have advised Bright Network (UK) Limited (Bright Network) on a £3.5 million investment led by Maven Capital Partners and Seneca Partners Limited. Bright Network is a media technology platform which enables blue-chip employers to reach,...
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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 Key Contact: Natalie Jones Author: Joe Smith The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 (the Bill) aims to shake up current insolvency rules to offer a lifeline to companies that are on the edge of insolvency. The Bill was published on 20 May 2020, with the hope that it...
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‘Recovery Roundtables’ Launched for Economic Bounce-Back

‘Recovery Roundtables’ Launched for Economic Bounce-Back Key Contact: Natalie Jones Author: Joe Smith On 8 June 2020, the Government announced that a number of working groups have been launched this week in the hope of providing a strategy for the bounce-back of business and economic growth. The Business Secretary Alok Sharma, who is responsible for heading these...
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Future Fund Opens for Applications

Future Fund Opens for Applications Key Contact: Phil Pugh Author: Chris Doherty Applications for the Future Fund, a £250 million fund to support innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak, have been open since Wednesday 20 May 2020. The Fund has already attracted significant interest, with reports that demand almost immediately surpassed...
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Government working on large business bailout plan

Government working on large business bailout plan Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is developing a bailout package to protect key British firms from going bust due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The so-called “Project Birch” will be targeted towards “viable businesses which have exhausted all options” whose collapse would...
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Borrowing limit to be increased for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Borrowing limit to be increased for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty The Government has announced proposals to extend the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) by raising the borrowing limit. Currently, eligible businesses with turnover of more than £45 million per year can apply for up to...
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Future Fund Opens for Applications

Future Fund Opens for Applications Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty Future Fund is a £250 million fund which has been set up to support innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak and are unable to access other government business support programmes because they are either pre-revenue or pre-profit. The scheme...
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