Deals Summary

Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Alan Greenough, Duncan McDonald) has advised NBGI Private Equity on its investment in the management buyout of specialist recruitment agency Walker Hamill from the Marlborough International Group. Speechly Bircham advised the management team.

Charles Russell (Clive Hopewell) has advised Healthtrack Media on its acquisition of AIM-listed Channel Health Interactive Lifestyle. Healthtrack Media, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian media company InfoVital ASA, was represented by Farrer & Co (Felicity Edge).

Sinclair Roche & Temperley has advised Active Value Funds on its £20m acquisition of 18 per cent of the shares in property conglomerate Marylebone Warwick Balfour Group (MWB). MWB advised by Dechert on corporate issues and Finers Stephens Innocent on property.

Ashurst Morris Crisp (Richard Gubbins) advised Abaca Capital Pte on the purchase of Spink from Christie's. Spink, a coins, stamps, banknotes and medals dealer, was represented by Stephenson Harwood (Antony Mair).

Baker & McKenzie (Gary Senior) has advised Right Management Consultants on its £74m acquisition of Coutts Consulting Group from 3i. Coutts management team advised by Osborne Clarke. 3i represented by Lovells.