Willkie represented Minor International pcl, a global hotel and restaurant group based in Thailand, in its acquisition of London-based Corbin & King for £57,953,000.
Willkie represented Minor International pcl, a global hotel and restaurant group based in Thailand and listed on the Bangkok stock exchange, in its acquisition of the Corbin & King group of high-end London restaurants (including The Wolseley and The Delaunay) and The Beaumont Hotel, for a total purchase price of £57,953,000.
The group was acquired by way of a share purchase of Corbin & King Holdings Limited and Corbin & King Hotel Group Limited, from the existing majority shareholder, the private equity house Graphite Capital, and Jeremy King and Christopher Corbin (amongst other minority shareholders). Jeremy King and Christopher Corbin have maintained minority stakes in the newly formed parent company, Corbin & King Limited, and continue to be involved in the management of the group.
The transaction was handled by partner Claire McDaid, UK partner Sebastian Fitzgerald, and associates David Wall, and associates Katie Luton, Daniel Johnstone and Lindsay Murray.