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Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (Rajeshree Bhojanni) acted for Lufthansa Technik in relation to its 50-50 joint venture with Rolls-Royce. The partners' investment exceeds e100m (£68.4m). Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Rolls-Royce.
TLT (Robin Staunton) advised Stiell Facilities, a subsidiary of Alfred McAlpine, on the acquisition of the business and assets of Inframan, the former facilities and contracting division of Hyder, for £5.2m. Inframan advised by Edwards Geldard.
Allen & Overy (Gillian Holgate) acted for Heijmans NV on its acquisition of UK construction company JB Leadbitter & Co. Wedlake Bell (Andrew Baker) advised the vendor, Robert Rendell, who is the sole shareholder and managing director, with the rest of the management team advised by Clark Holt.
Theodore Goddard (Mike Duggan) advised Serologicals Corporation in the acquisition of Chemicon International in the US and Chemicon Europe in the UK for $95m (£60.3m). The UK proportion had a value of $14m (£8.9m). Chemicon International advised by Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps, with Minter Ellison acting for Chemicon Europe.
White & Case (Greg Hammond) advised Nestlé Waters in the acquisition of Powwow Company, one of the leading players in the home and office delivery water business in Europe, from Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary AS Watson for £560m. Baker & McKenzie advised AS Watson.
Edwin Coe (David Kinch, Russel Shear) advised the independent directors and management team on the buyout of Sporting Index Holdings. The buyout, backed by Duke Street Capital, with loan funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland, valued the company at £52.7m. Clifford Chance acted for Duke Street Capital, with the Royal Bank of Scotland advised by DLA.