UK: Gouldens Advises on the Acquisition of Thales Instruments (TI) by a Consortium Comprising J.F. Lehman & Co and Thomas Weisel Capital Partners for £85.0 Million
Last Updated: 23 November 2001

Gouldens advises a consortium comprising J.F. Lehman & Co. and Thomas Weisel Capital Partners on its acquisition of Thales Instruments from Thales. J.F. Lehman & Co. is a client of the firm's senior partner, Patrick Burgess. The acquisition represented the firm's first opportunity to work with Thomas Weisel Capital Partners.

TI is an established supplier and integrator of test systems for niche markets within the radio communications, broadband and commercial and military electronics markets.

The Gouldens team included Giles Elliott and Vica Irani who advised on corporate matters with Blaise Marin-Curtoud on the tax side. Dominique Spurr advised the purchaser in relation to the financing provided by BNP Paribas.

Eversheds advised Thales.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher acted as US legal advisers to the purchaser.

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