Deals summary

Berwin Leighton Paisner (John Bennett) advised new client Resources Connection on its acquisition of the executive search and selection and interim management business of Ernst & Young in the UK. Tite & Lewis advised Ernst & Young.

Charles Russell (Michael Scott) advised Reichhold on its sale of the Swift adhesives business to Forbo Holding of Switzerland in a deal worth $210m (£144.2m). Norton Rose (Martin Scott) advised Forbo.

Nabarro Nathanson (Gwen Buchan) advised the Mayflower Corporation on its £66.7m rights issue. Linklaters (Greg Mulley, David Holdsworth) advised joint lead underwriters Credit Suisse First Boston and KBC Peel Hunt.

Ashurst Morris Crisp (Charlie Geffen, Carl Meyntjens, Frédéric Pinet) advised AMI Semiconductor and Francisco Partners in connection with the acquisition of the mixed signal division of Alcatel MicroElectronics from STMicroelectronics. Clifford Chance (Paris) advised STMicroelectronics. Alcatel was advised in-house.