Allen & Overy
(Andrea Bartolucci) has advised Lehman Brothers on its acquisition of 12.38 per cent of Seat Pagine Gialle from Sub Silver for €804m (£538m). Seat Pagine Gialle advised by Dickson Minto.
Slaughter and May (David Johnson, Brigitte Leclerc) advised GlaxoSmith-Kline on its acquisition of the assets that manufacture the anti-thrombotic agents Fraxiparine and Arixtra from Sanofi-Synthelabo for £453m. Sanofi-Synthelabo advised by Linklaters.
O’Melveny & Myers (Llan Nissan, Frederick Bachman) and Edwards & Angell (Steve Meredith, Sarah Camougis) advised Apax Partners and Spectrum on their agreement to acquire a controlling equity stake in NEP Broadcasting from Wachovia Capital Partners for $320m (£180.8m). NEP advised by Alston & Bird.
Linklaters (Richard Bussell, Dominic Welham, Alistair Kille) advised SFI Group’s lending banks on their agreement with SFI for a proposed restructuring to reduce SFI’s indebtedness by more than 50 per cent in return for a 75 per cent interest in a new holding company, subject to certain conditions. SFI advised by Eversheds.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (Greg Galardi, Lynne Hiestand) advised Rual Trade on its stalking horse agreement to acquire a 65 per cent stake in Alpart from Kaiser Aluminium Corporation for $215m (£121.5m). Alpart advised by Jones Day.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (Geraint Lloyd, Ian Ivory) advised Close Brothers Private Equity on its acquisition of Moody International from RCG Group for $55m (£31.1m). Moody advised by Coudert Brothers.
Weil Gotshal & Manges (Ian Hamilton, Howard Chatzinoff, Jeffrey Osterman) advised Six Flags on the sale of seven amusement parks to Palamon Capital Partners for €155m (£103.7m). Palamon advised by Slaughter and May.
Clifford Chance (James Johnson) advised Astron on its acquisition of Edotech from its management and Barclays Private Equity for £130m. Edotech advised by Ashurst.