Related insights: Joint Ventures and Collaborations


WBD advises owners of Healey Hall estate on partnership with Cripps Healey Limited

13 Nov 2018
A team from Womble Bond Dickinson's (WBD) Newcastle and Leeds offices has advised the Warde-Aldam family, owners of the Healey Hall estate, on the terms of a new partnership with Cripps Healey Limited (Cripps), which operates the Healey Barn wedding venue. The partnership will result in the provision of accommodation for guests of the Healey Barn venue in Healey Hall and adjacent cottages.

Bond Dickinson advises on Chemoxy International acquisition

04 Jul 2017
Bond Dickinson's corporate team in Leeds advised the shareholders on the successful sale of a majority stake in North-East chemicals manufacturer Chemoxy International Ltd. Chemoxy has now been acquired by a French based trade buyer, Novacap SAS, as it seeks to expand its Performance Chemicals division and geographical presence.

Fuelling change: how collaboration can help energy firms of all sizes

24 May 2017
The energy sector faces prolonged and significant pressures, not least in the form of "lower for longer" oil prices and a political drive for decarbonisation and investment in renewable sources. In a sector often slow to change, the industry’s largest players need to look at how they will drive efficiencies and adapt business models in order to secure competitive advantage. 

Claiming an advantage: collaboration with startups

23 May 2017
The daunting list of challenges facing the global insurance industry shows little sign of abating. From the lingering effects of the financial crisis and ongoing political uncertainty through to sweeping technological change and coping with significant disruption from the growth of aggregator price-driven websites, the industry giants are now left with important questions about their current business models and the industry’s future.

Creative tension? Collaborating for innovation

23 May 2017
Our ground-breaking report Close Encounters: The Power of Collaborative Innovation identifies a significant market trend as large corporates increasingly look to start-ups for the agility and creativity that often struggles to find a place in corporate culture. Wary of outright acquisition or full corporate joint ventures, and not looking for passive investment, collaboration has become a key strategy for delivering corporate innovation.

Do unicorns exist? – improbable

23 May 2017
In the business world the quest for unicorns is well underway. Coined in 2013, the term describes start-ups valued at more than $1 billion based on the potential of their nascent technology and intellectual property rather than on market performance. Early stage investment or participation in unicorns offers large investors the opportunity to secure a stake in potentially game-changing innovation. It also offers other large businesses the opportunity to cut through the inertia and organisational sclerosis that often comes with scale and corporate structures. Competition for access to truly innovative development has intensified, and with that competition traditional distinctions between investment, acquisition and joint venture have become blurred.