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An overview of some of our recent transactions is set out below:

Investment in Niche Publishing Company
Advised management and the investee company on the approximately £4.million private equity investment by Alcuin Capital Partners in Osprey Publishing Limited, a military and specialty publishing company.

Sale of Leading Independent publishers
Advised key management on the sale by private equity investor Nova Capital   and others  of The Continuing International Publishing Group Limited to Bloomsbury Group Plc.

Sale of Esprit Holidays
Fox Williams LLP acted for the shareholders of Enigma Travel Group, including exiting investor Isis Equity Partners and members of management, on the sale of its issued share capital to Hotelplan (UK?Group) Limited.  Enigma Travel is the owner of the Esprit Holidays and Ski Total brands.

The London Technology Fund / Novartis Venture Fund 
Fox Williams LLP acted for The London Technology Fund and Novartis Venture Fund, part of a consortium of investors which made a further investment of up to £8,650,000 into Immune Targeting Systems (ITS) Limited, which is developing a universal synthetic flu vaccine. The London Technology Fund is a specialist investor in new technology companies and is focused on the funding gap for new, high growth technology companies based in Greater London. Fox Williams has acted on a number of investments made by the fund.

Investment by Beamreach Capital LLP 
Fox Williams LLP acted for Beamreach Capital in connection with its initial investment in software and consulting company Centrix Networking Limited.  Beamreach’s investment was a co-investment alongside a number of business angels.

Investment in Bart Spices 
Fox Williams LLP advised Steven Esom on an investment in Bart Spices Group Holdings Limited, which was formed to facilitate an acquisition of Bart Spices.  Bart Spices is one of the UK's leading quality herbs and spices suppliers and was the first company to supply Fairtrade spices to UK supermarkets.  Bart Spices was acquired in an acquisition led by the consumer sector mid-market private equity firm Langholm Capital.  The acquisition backed Bart Spices’ existing management.  Steven Esom has also joined the Board as Non-Executive Chairman.

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