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Eversheds (Martin Letza, Rachel Eccleston, David Tilly) advised Iron Mountain Europe on its acquisition of the records and information management services business of Hays for £200m. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acted for Hays.
Ricksons Solicitors (John Hartup) represented management consultancy and training business Morgan Kai and the training, consulting and research company Mitre Group in relation to its merger for an undisclosed value. Davis Polk & Wardwell (Joseph Rinaldi, Dennis Hersch) acted for Alcan in its public offer to acquire Pechiney for e3.4bn (£2.39bn) in cash and equity. Sullivan & Cromwell and Linklaters also represented Alcan. Allen & Overy, Bredin Prat and Shearman & Sterling acted for Pechiney.
Allen & Overy (Jeremy Parr) acted for SunGard Data Systems in its recommended offer to acquire the entire share capital of Sherwood for £65.1m. Taylor Wessing advised Sherwood. Jones Day Gouldens (James Brokenshire) represented UK property investment company Ashtenne Holdings in its purchase, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, of the serviced business space division of Mentmore for £189m. Eversheds acted for Mentmore.
Clifford Chance (Christophe Salamon, Aymeric Flamant) advised Duke Street Capital on its acquisition of French budget chain Galaxie. Galaxie was advised by Nomos, Le Men Le Bras Monreau Joyeux Donel et Associes and Exco Bretagne. Lovells (Derek Baird) represented Advent International on its purchase of FD International, alongside the management, from Cordiant Communications for £26m. Macfarlanes acted for FD International, with Ashurst Morris Crisp advising the management. contacts As well as weekly listings, The Lawyer Deals includes a rotating focus on different sectors: 28 July: Finance 4 August: Corporate 11 August: Real estate 18 August: Germany 25 August: Corporate If you have deals you would like to be considered for inclusion, please fax them to: The Lawyer Deals, 020 7970 4640. Alternatively, contact the reporters direct: Corporate: Dearbail Jordan, email@example.com, or Helen Power, helen.power @thelawyer.com Finance: Julia Cahill, firstname.lastname@example.org Real estate & projects: Emma Vere-Jones, emma. email@example.com