Thames Clippers’ Acquisition of a Majority Interest in Uber Boat

In UK Travers Smith, advised on the matter.

Travers Smith advised Northleaf Capital Partners with a team including Richard Brown (Commercial Law), Mohammed Senouci (Picture – Corporate M&A), Hannah Manning (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

Northleaf Capital Partners acquired a majority interest in Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, London’s leading river boat service, from AEG, the world’s leading sport and live entertainment company.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, London’s fourth mode of transportation, is integrated into the Transport for London (“TfL”) network with a shared ticketing system and a diverse ridership base. It operates a fleet of 21 purpose-built vessels, supported by pier network and dry-dock facilities and has a 20-year track record of organic growth through route and fleet expansion.

Northleaf’s acquisition brings new investment to support Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ ambitious plans to deliver sustainable growth, enhanced infrastructure and greater economic development on and around the River Thames.

The Travers Smith team was led by Corporate Partner Mohammed Senouci (Picture), with support from Senior Counsel Mark Anderson, Senior Associate Tara Gazzard and Associate Fergus Macleod. The team were supported by Commercial Partner Richard Brown, Senior Associate Michael Ross and Associates Andy Maxwell and Nick Brady, Tax Partner Hannah Manning and Associate Rob Smith, Risk & Operational Regulatory Group Senior Counsel John Buttanshaw and Associate Alexandra MacBean, Real Estate Senior Associate Claire Parker, Employment Senior Associate Katy Carr and Associate Harry Wade and Pensions Associate Elliot Pulver.

Involved fees earner: Mark Anderson – Travers Smith; Richard Brown – Travers Smith; John Buttanshaw – Travers Smith; Katy Carr – Travers Smith; Tara Gazzard – Travers Smith; Alexandra MacBean – Travers Smith; Fergus Macleod – Travers Smith; Hannah Manning – Travers Smith; Andy Maxwell – Travers Smith; Elliot Pulver – Travers Smith; Michael Ross – Travers Smith; Mohammed Senouci – Travers Smith; Rob Smith – Travers Smith; Harry Wade – Travers Smith;

Law Firms: Travers Smith;

Clients: Northleaf Capital Partners;

Author: Giulia Di Palma