London - 15 March, 2019: International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP has advised Queensgate Investments (Queensgate) on its approx. GBP 1 billion acquisition of four central London hotels from the Grange Hotels group and leasing to the Fattal Group, who will refurbish and operate the assets. The portfolio comprises 1,345 rooms and around 930,000 square feet of central London real estate.

Brown Rudnick worked closely with Queensgate to secure a fully underwritten debt facility from Société Générale, The Carlyle Group and Cheyne Capital Management for the transaction.

The Brown Rudnick team in London was led by Head of European Real Estate Finance Tuvi Keinan and Corporate Partner Nick Vasquez.  The core Brown Rudnick team also included associates Demeter Kovacs and Sayjel Revell, and Tax Partner Tracy Fisher, with real estate support from Gowlings WLG.  

Commenting on the deal, Tuvi Keinan said: “Despite the current challenging macro environment, there continues to be robust investment activity in the hospitality sector and there are still great deals to be done. We are proud to have worked with Queensgate to complete a successful transaction in which all sides achieved their objectives.”

The transaction showcases Brown Rudnick’s added value service, managing a complex process with numerous counterparties and providing innovative corporate finance advice alongside high-quality legal execution.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner acted for Grange Hotels; Hogan Lovells for the Fattal Group; Allen & Overy for Société Générale; and Clifford Chance for Carlyle and Cheyne Capital Management.

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Tuvi Keinan

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