Moore Kingston Smith advises Topland Group on acquisition of Allen House

3 November 2022 / Insight posted in Article

Moore Kingston Smith has advised Topland Group, one of the largest privately owned investment groups, on its acquisition of Allen House in Kensington. Allen House is a property comprising 40 residential units and a transaction value of approximately £52 million.

Our corporate finance team, consisting of Nick Thompson, George Hatswell and Matthew Edwards, performed financial due diligence on the trading company of Allen House, and advised on the structuring of the financial elements of the share purchase agreement. The tax team, comprising Nick Blundell, Oliver Johnson and Stefan Rajakariar, carried out tax due diligence on the property company and advised Topland on the tax structuring of the deal.

Terry O’Beirne, Topland’s Chief Financial Officer, commented: “It was great to have the Moore Kingston Smith team on board for this transaction – the advice was clear, concise and delivered in a timely manner. I was also delighted with how they interacted with the other advisers on the transaction, ensuring we were all aligned and in agreement on what had to be done to complete.”

Nick Blundell said: “We thoroughly enjoyed working on this strategically important deal for the team at Topland and their joint venture partners. Our multi service line teams worked in tandem with the group, its lawyers and other consultants to deliver complex financial and tax advice.”

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