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Experience Buy side
  • JD Sports –  JD Sports on its acquisition of Go Outdoors out of administration
  • American Golf Discount Centre Limite – Endless LLP on its purchase of the business and assets of American Golf Discount Centre Limited
  • Boohoo Group – Boohoo Group PLC on its pre-pack acquisition of the online business of Karen Millen and Coast
  • Bestway – Bestway on the acquisition of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack from the administrators of Conviviality
  • Charpentes Francaises – Endless on the acquisition of Charpentes Francaises, a French market leader in producing timber roof trusses, timber frames and other timber-related products for commercial and residential properties
  • Puma Hotels Group – A large US investor in relation to the acquisition, restructuring and sale of the Puma Hotels Group
  • Antler (Holdings) Limited – Endless on the acquisition of Antler from LDC
  • Golfino – A UK based distressed investor on the acquisition of German golf equipment manufacturer Golfino out of insolvency
  • Bright Blue Foods – Endless on the acquisition of Bright Blue Foods
  • BBG Group – Endless on the acquisition of BBG Group
  • Ink Publishing – Endless on the acquisition of Ink Publishing
  • Hilco – Hilco on the acquisition of Homebase from Westfarmers
  • Kiddicare – Endless on the acquisition of Kiddicare from Morrisons.
Experience Sell side
  • HSBC – the secured lender to the Jamie's Italian group of companies over the course of six months in the context of the refinancing, restructuring and ultimate insolvent administration
  • Xercise4Less – PwC as administrators of Xercise4Less in relation to the sale of 51 gyms to JD Gyms
  • Regis/Supercuts – Deloitte LLP as administrators of Regis/Supercuts hairdresser salons in respect of the sale of the assets of 140 of the 200+ sites across the UK
  • HMV – KPMG LLP as administrators of HMV in respect of the sale of the business and assets
  • Evans Cycles –  PwC in connection with the sale of the business and assets of Evans Cycles to Sports Direct
  • Jones Bootmakers – Endless on the disposal of Jones Bootmaker to Pavers.
  • Poundbakery – Administrators on the sale of the business and assets of Sayers The Bakers and Poundbakery
  • Antler (Holdings) Limited – Endless on its sale of Antler (Holdings) Limited (and its subsidiaries Antler Limited and Antler USA Limited) to ATR Holdings Limited
  • Marine Hydrodynamics –  The administrators of Cussons Technology Limited on the sale of its Marine Hydrodynamics division
  • Wyevale Garden Centre –  Terra Firma on the disposal of the entire Wyevale Garden Centres chain, comprising 152 garden centres
  • Andrew Page –  Phoenix and Endless backed Andrew Page and subsequently PwC as administrators on the sale to Euro Car Parts
  • Fortmere Group –  The administrators of the Fortmere Group, the owner of a portfolio of Ramada branded hotels in the West Midlands, on the sale of business
  • Kiddicare – Endless on the disposal of Kiddicare to Worldstores
  • Amaris Hospitality –  Amaris Hospitality on the sale of its portfolios of hotels under the Hilton, MGallery, Mercure and Crowne Plaza brands
  • Hotel Collection – The Hotel Collection on the sale of the Project Solstice portfolio of UK regional hotels
  • Richardson Hotels Group – The lenders to and administrators of Richardson Hotels Group, a collection of six hotels in the south-west of England, in connection with the sale of the business

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