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Trowers & Hamlins advises bidder on its recommended takeover offer for AIM-traded jeweller-to-the-st

Trowers & Hamlins advises bidder on its recommended takeover offer for AIM-traded jeweller-to-the-stars Theo Fennell plc

Trowers & Hamlins has advised bidder Mirfield 1964 plc on its recommended takeover offer for Theo Fennell plc, the AIM-traded luxury jewellery business.

The bidder is a newly incorporated acquisition vehicle set up by EME Capital LLP and its co-investors Jon Moulton, Mike Jatania, Sir Keith Mills and Jurek Piasecki for the purpose of the takeover. If approved, the proposed takeover will be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement under the Companies Act 2006.

Theo Fennell is a well-known jeweller to the stars, boasting celebrity customers such as Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Kate Beckinsale and Victoria Beckham who are known to favour its designs. The company is generally acknowledged as Britain's foremost designer of jewellery and silverware and its products have featured in magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Vanity Fair. 

Trowers & Hamlins client EME Capital LLP is a boutique finance house which engages in making private equity investments, primarily in the luxury, hospitality and lifestyle sectors in Europe and in offering corporate finance and global capital placement services to its clients.

Tony Poole, Corporate Partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, commented: "We are delighted to have assisted EME Capital LLP and its co-investors in making this bid for Theo Fennell which is such a prestigious luxury brand."    

Corporate partner Tony Poole led on the deal with assistance from corporate partner Nick Green and corporate associate Ayda Habboush. Intellectual property advice was provided by IP partner Caroline Hayward and further specialist support was provided by the firm's employment, property and banking teams.