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Trowers & Hamlins advises Cherwell District Council on UK's first large-scale, self-build housing project

Trowers & Hamlins has advised Cherwell District Council on the multi-million pound acquisition and financing for the UK's first large-scale, self-build housing project.  The firm advised the Council on its use of an innovative ownership and funding structure to purchase a 187-hectare site in Bicester, Oxfordshire from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.  The purchase plans were initially announced by the Council in March 2014 and the deal closed in August 2014.

Trowers & Hamlins advises One Vision on £40m private placement

Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to have advised long-standing client One Vision Housing on securing a £40m private placement from M&G Investments.  One Vision Housing provides more than 11,500 homes across Sefton, Merseyside, and is at the forefront of the wider regeneration of the area.

Trowers & Hamlins advises Electra Partners on the acquisition of two holiday parks

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to have advised private equity fund manager Electra Partners on its acquisition of Southview and Manor Park holiday parks from Bluebird Partners and a European bank for a total transaction value of £49 million.

Trowers & Hamlins retains 64 per cent of trainees qualifying in September

Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to confirm that it will be retaining 64 per cent of its trainees who are qualifying in September 2014.  This takes the firm's overall retention rate to 76 per cent for 2014.

Trowers & Hamlins joins Interlaw

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to announce that the firm has joined Interlaw, the international association of independent law firms with lawyers in more than 125 cities worldwide.  The firm is the only English law firm to serve as an Interlaw representative and its membership was confirmed on 1 July 2014.

Trowers & Hamlins advises nomad and broker on Bacanora Minerals AIM IPO

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to have advised new clients Cairn Financial Advisers LLP and HD Capital Partners LLP as nominated adviser and broker, respectively, for TSX-V listed Bacanora Minerals ("Bacanora"), which was successfully admitted to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange ("AIM") today after completing a CAD$8.7m equity offering.

£100m extra care project in Stoke reaches financial close

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to announce that that Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Sapphire consortium have reached financial close on a project to build 390 extra care apartments across three sites in Stoke.  Trowers & Hamlins has advised Your Housing Group, a member of the Sapphire consortium, on this project since the consortium made its initial bid to deliver the scheme.

Trowers & Hamlins advises Adactus Housing in securing £25m long-term borrowing

Trowers & Hamlins is delighted to have acted for regional housing association Adactus Housing Group in securing £25m long-term borrowing from Legal & General.  The loan to Adactus is the sixth direct investment deal by Legal & General in the social housing sector and the first of its kind in the North West.

Trowers & Hamlins advises NEPCO on first-of-its-kind shale oil power project in Jordan

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins is advising Jordanian public shareholding company National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) on its joint project with Attarat Power Company (APCO) to develop and operate a ground-breaking, 470 megawatt, oil shale-fired Independent Power Project (IPP) in Jordan.

Trowers & Hamlins advises Kent County Council on PFI-funded housing programme

Trowers & Hamlins advised Kent County Council on a PFI agreement worth £100 million, which will see over 230 units of new extra care and specialist housing delivered across Kent, including the provisions of services over the next 25 years.