Corporate & Real Estate teams advise Odyssey Inns Ltd on purchase of Lion's UK based operations

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16 August 2022

A cross firm team has advised Odyssey Inns Ltd on its purchase of the UK operations of Lion, a leading beverages company headquartered in Australia. The UK operations comprise Lion's 'Fourpure' and 'Magic Rock' beer brands. The purchase also includes associated breweries and taprooms in London, Huddersfield and Holmfirth, and craft beer hospitality venue in Kings Cross, London.

The Odyssey team is led by Stephen Cox, an industry leader, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in the world of hospitality and the UK pub sector.

The Gowling WLG team was led by Corporate Partner Jeff Elway, assisted by principal associate Alex Davidson. Partner Anna Colley led on real estate advice and was assisted by principal associate Stephen White and senior associate Nicola Page. Principal associate Liz Emmerson provided tax advice.

Jeff said: "It has been a pleasure to help Odyssey Inns acquire two exceptional brands and related state of the art breweries and taprooms. We were delighted to be involved with Steve Cox and his team on the acquisition and believe they are the right team to lead the 'Fourpure' and 'Magic Rock' brands into their next chapters."

Gowling WLG's global corporate practice offer a complete range of services, from domestic and cross border M&A, private equity and joint ventures through to complex reorganisations, providing industry-leading legal support and sector expertise to deliver on clients' objectives.

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