Archive for June 2018

What is a CVA and why are so many retailers using one?

House of Fraser proposes a CVA In June 2018 House of Fraser became the latest multi-site retailer to propose a CVA. It follows the recent CVAs of ToysRus, Mothercare, Carpetright, New Look, Prezzo and Jamies Italian. The national press has run stories questioning the use of CVAs but has failed to properly explain what the […]

Warrington technology firm IESA sold in a deal worth £88m

A gunnnercooke team led by Mark Whittaker, has advised on the sale of IESA, a market leading business process outsourcer. The buyer was leading distributor of electronics, engineering tools and consumables, Electrocomponents PLC. The sale provides an exit for Gresham Private Equity, who invested in the company through an MBO in 2012. Headquartered in Warrington, IESA has frequently […]

gunnercup 2018: Has a new dark horse been revealed?

For those of you who haven’t been tuning into the matches so far, it’s been an all-action start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia… Halfway through the group stages and we’ve seen goals in every single match so far! The number of surprise results and impressive performances might well be enough to say […]

Since #MeToo, is it too difficult to bring a sexual harassment claim in the workplace?

Thanks to campaigns such as #MeToo and the exposure of Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment in the workplace is now a very hot and live topic. As a result, a spate of claims against employers is inevitable as more victims have the courage to come forward. But how difficult is it to bring a claim? Nearly […]

gunnercup 2018: Who has the easiest route to the final?

Things are heating up in Russia as the dust settles on the group stages and 16 teams now begin to dream big. Credit to Uruguay and Croatia who both coasted through to the knockout round without dropping a single point. The same goes for Belgium… although under slightly different circumstances as discussed below. Elsewhere, Leo […]