June 20th, 2018 / Insight posted in MKS News

Kingston Smith Corporate Finance advises on sale of London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket to Access Entertainment

Kingston Smith Corporate Finance Limited, part of accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP, has advised the shareholders of Louis I Michaels Limited on the sale of the Grade I listed Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Access Entertainment, the global division of Sir Leonard Blavatnik’s Access Industries, bought the theatre for an undisclosed sum.

The Theatre Royal Haymarket, which is nearing its 300th anniversary, is an important acquisition for Access Entertainment and its growing portfolio of investments across television, film and theatre.

First established in the 18th century, the Theatre Royal Haymarket is the third oldest London playhouse still in use and one of only three Grade I listed theatres in London. Oscar Wilde’s very first comedy as well as his later play, An Ideal Husband, both premiered at the theatre and to this day the theatre attracts global talent such as Damian Lewis, Bradley Cooper, Dame Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes.

Nicola Horton, Principal, and Paul Winterflood, Director, led the Kingston Smith Corporate Finance team. The team has a strong track record of managing deals in the media and marketing services sector.