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Natalie Drought | Director

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Recent deals & projects

  • Freeths’ lead Corporate adviser to RedCat Pub Group, heading up ten corporate acquisitions in the second half of 2021 (eight share purchases and two portfolio asset purchases).
  • Lead Corporate adviser to Oakman Inns and Restaurants Limited on its acquisition of the Seafood Pub Company estate.
  • Supporting, as co-counsel, Carlsberg Breweries A/S on its joint venture with Marston’s plc to form a new beer company in the UK, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company.
  • Advising Wells & Co (then Charles Wells) on the sale of its beer and brewing business to Marston’s, including a portfolio of more than 30 beers and UK distribution rights for beers brewed under licence.
  • Lead Corporate adviser to Brunning & Price (pubs arm of The Restaurant Group Plc) on its share acquisitions of Ribble Valley Inns and Food & Fuel.
  • Advising brewers, pub companies and late night entertainment venue operators on various commercial matters, including joint venture agreements, distribution agreements and supply agreements.
  • Lead Corporate adviser to The Big Table Group Limited on its share acquisition of Banana Tree Restaurants Limited.
  • Advising Yummy Pubs on the disposal of flagship site ‘The Wiremill’ to Hall & Woodhouse.
  • Lead adviser to the sellers on the share sale of Peach Pub group to Revolution Bars group.

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