Pinsent Masons advises KPMG on speedy sale of Ed's Easy Diner to new Giraffe Restaurant owners

13 Oct 2016 | 02:04 pm |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised administrators KPMG on the sale of fast food burger chain Ed's Easy Diner to Giraffe, via an out of hours court appointment of KPMG as administrators.

Rob Croxen and Blair Nimmo of KPMG were appointed as joint administrators over Ed's Easy Diner, Ed's Easy Diner Holdings and Ed's Easy Diner Overseas and immediately carried out a pre-packaged sale of the business and assets to the restaurant operator Giraffe, owned by Ranjit Boparan, helping preserve over 700 jobs. 

The Pinsent Masons team was led by Restructuring Partner Steven Cottee assisted by Bhaljinder Mander, Andrew Robertson, Jack Isaacs and Carl Scott. 

Commenting on the transactions, Steven Cottee from Pinsent Masons said:

"We were pleased to use our restructuring strength and expertise in the restaurant and leisure sector to assist KPMG in implementing an immediate sale of the business and assets of Ed's Easy Diner to Giraffe in the early hours of Wednesday morning helping to preserve the future employment of more than 700."

The purchase of Ed's Easy Diner adds to Ranjit Boporan's expanding portfolio, having also recently been involved in another pre-pack administration in the purchase of the business and assets of Bernard Matthews.

Mills and Reeve acted for Giraffe. Pinsent Masons has previously acted on the sale of Giraffe to Tesco in 2013.

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons MPillay advises SUSI Partners on investment in Alba Renewables

Law firm Pinsent Masons MPillay has advised Swiss-based infrastructure investment manager SUSI Partners on its investment in Alba Renewables to build a renewable energy infrastructure business focused on The Philippines.

Pinsent Masons advises La Bottega on Australian acquisition

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Italian producer of hotel essentials La Bottega on its acquisition of a majority stake in Australian company Vanity Group.

Pinsent Masons promotes 22 to its partnership

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its global professional services capabilities with the promotion of 22 new partners.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons recruits team to launch restructuring and insolvency practice in Australia

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has added to it Australian financial services capabilities with the appointment of partner Hannah Griffiths to lead the firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice in Australia.

Pinsent Masons hires finance and restructuring partner Harjeet Lall in London

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed partner Harjeet Lall to join its finance and restructuring team in London.

Pinsent Masons wins Restructuring Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has won Restructuring Team of the Year at this year’s The Lawyer Awards.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts

We are processing your request. \n Thank you for your patience. An error occurred. This could be due to inactivity on the page - please try again.