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Memery Crystal (Lesley Gregory) has completed its first acquisition for Daniel Stewart & Company, the broker to Centurion Electronics, in connection with its AIM admission and share issue. Finers Stephens Innocent advised Centurion.
Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Graham Middlemiss) has advised internet-based education provider Goal on its acquisition of the business and certain assets and liabilities of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Examinations Board. Chamber of Commerce advised by Charles Russell.
Macfarlanes (John Dodsworth) has advised process outsourcing company Liberata on a £60m investment by private equity firm General Atlantic Partners. General Atlantic advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp.
Linklaters (Johan Verbist) advised the Van Maldren family on the e1.2bn (£764m) sale of its shares in Ontex to private equity house Candover in what was Belgium's first public-to-private transaction. Ashurst Morris Crisp advised Candover. Underwriter Barclays Capital advised by Allen & Overy.
Addleshaw Booth & Co (Nicky Higginbottom) advised 3i on the sale of Maybridge Chemical Holdings to Fisher Scientific Investment for £29m. Fisher advised by Debevoise & Plimpton.
Allen & Overy Shook Lin & Bok (Ban Leong) advised Great Eastern Telecoms, a joint venture between Cable & Wireless and PCCW-HKT, on the sale of its stakeholding in MobileOne as part of MobileOne's initial public offering on Singapore's stock exchange. Linklaters advised MobileOne. Freshfields Drew & Napier advised joint global coordinators ABN AMRO Rothschild and UBS AG Warburg.
DLA (Peter Michau) advised Zomba, the independent music group behind Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys, on its $2.74bn (£1.74bn) sale to German media group Bertelsmann. Brussels firm DLA Caestecker and DLA's D&P alliance member firms Gorg Rechtsanswalte, Ginestié Paley-Vincent et Associés, Lindh Stabell Horten and De Berti Jacchia also advised Zomba. Bertelsmann advised by Alston & Bird, Slaughter and May and Clifford Chance.