Deals summary

Eversheds (Susan Lewis) acted for Jessops on its £116m secondary management buyout. CMS Cameron McKenna advised ABN Amro Capital on private equity. Clifford Chance acted for HSBC, which provided debt facilities.

Osborne Clarke (Alisdair Livingstone) advised the management team on the buyout of Thornbury Nursing. It was backed by venture capitalist Duke Street Capital, advised by Clifford Chance.

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (James Venit and Henry Huser) advised RAG Aktiengesellschaft on the antitrust aspects of its $3.8bn (£2.4bn) acquisition of Degussa AG.

Charles Russell (Jennifer Pierce and Glafkos Tombolis) acted for Elevon on the $16.5m (£10.6m) sale of its UK operations to its management team. The management buyout was backed by Alchemy Partners, which was advised by Macfarlanes.

Arnold & Porter (Lee Narrow) advised McArthurGlen Europe on the dissolution of its joint venture with BAA. Herbert Smith acted for BAA and Nabarro Nathanson acted for the joint venture vehicle.