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Allen & Overy (A&O) and SJ Berwin have taken the leading mandates on the $3.2bn (£1.96bn) sale of engineering group Converteam to General Electric.
SJ Berwin’s Paris office acted for Barclays Private Equity, part of a consortium of owners that also included LBO France. The SJ Berwin team was led by corporate partners Maxence Bloch and Thomas Maitrejean.
A&O advised General Electric, fielding a team led by Paris corporate partner Jean-Claude Rivalland.
Mayer Brown acted for LBO France. Paris M&A partners Xavier Jaspar and Thomas Philippe led the deal.
There were also roles for Scotto & Associés as adviser to the management team and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which advised Converteam on competition issues.