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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Baker & McKenzie with Pollath & Partner advised Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners on its proposed e418m (£292m) acquisition of dental systems manufacturer Sirona Dental. <>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Burkhard Richter, Andreas von Werder) advised Sirona Dental.
Linklaters (Stephan Oppenhoff) advised ITT Industries on its agreed e233m (£162.8m) acquisition of Wedeco AG Water Technology. Under the deal, ITT will offer e18 (£13) per Wedeco share in cash. Hengeler Mueller acted for Wedeco.
Charles Russell (Sue Cozens) advised Chyron Corporation on the £11.2m disposal of Pro-Bel. The purchaser, Oval, is a company owned by members of the Pro-Bel management team and backed by LDC. Osborne Clarke (Greg Leyshon, Stephen Wilson) advised the purchaser and LDC.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (Dominic Gurney-Champion) advised AWG Services, the financial services company, on its £11m acquisition of property developer Oak Holding. Under the deal, 490.3 million new AWG shares will be issued for the acquisition of the entire share capital of Oak. Nicholson Graham & Jones (Philip Morgan) advised Oak.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (Michael Hatchard) advised GD First, the UK subsidiary of Gardner Denver, on its acquisition of the whole issued capital of UK transport components manufacturer Syltone for £47.2m. Syltone was advised by Addleshaw Goddard (Ian McIntosh).
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (James Schwab) advised private equity fund KPS Special Situations Fund on its offer to acquire Speedline Technologies from Cookson. Adler Pollock & Sheehan advised Speedline Technologies on the $10m (£5.9m) acquisition.