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Nabarro Nathanson (Ian Newman, Richard Brearley) acted for Mice Group on its £30.5m recommended share takeover offer for Expocentric. Bird & Bird (Neil Blundell, Alex Hand) advised Expocentric.
Allen & Overy (Ian Stanley, Colleen Keck) advised Inverness Medical Innovations on its £103m acquisition of Unilever subsidiary Unipath. Slaughter and May advised Unilever.
Linklaters (Matthew Middleditch, Aedamar Comiskey, Maria Coombe) advised insurance group Amlin on a £43.2m rights issue. The issue was underwritten by Hoare Govett, advised by Theodore Goddard.
Denton Wilde Sapte (Steve Goodman) advised the US-listed Allied Holdings on the disposal of its interest in the Autocar Logistics joint venture to AutoLogic Holdings for $20.5m (£14.22m). Lovells advised AutoLogic.
Andersen Legal (Alain Decombe) advised French group Lafon on its b550m (£340.28m) acquisition by US biotech company Cephalon. Dechert's Paris office (Jonathan Schur, Jean-Francois Lelouch) advised Cephalon.
CMS Cameron McKenna (Guy Billington) advised Perrier Vittel UK on its $220m (£152.64m) acquisition of Aqua Cool, a major UK water-cooler business. US firm Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault and Norwich firm Steel & Co advised the vendor, Ionics.
Bird & Bird (Neil Blundell) advised Patientline on its acquisition of TeleHire in the Netherlands. TeleHire represented by Holland Law (Dick Vanderkleigh).
Stephenson Harwood (Jen Woodward) advised on the £120m management buy-in of the Jet service station business from Conoco UK. DLA (Chris Rawstron) acted for Conoco. Denton Wilde Sapte (Chris Fanner) advised the Royal Bank of Scotland on financing aspects of the deal.
Linklaters (Clive Ransome) advised Macquarie Airports Group on its £84m acquisition of a £24m shareholding in Birmingham Airport from Bridgepoint Capital. Bridgepoint advised by DLA (Andrew Roberts). Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Cameron Woodrow) advised local authority investors, which have a 49 per cent stake in the airport.
Memery Crystal (Andrew Titmas) advised Seymour Pierce, adviser and broker to the Wigmore Group, on Wigmore's £1.8m placing, open offer and admission to AIM. Howard Kennedy (Keith Lassman) advised Wigmore.