Deals summary

CMS Cameron McKenna (Fiona Sweeting) advised US-based The Ellison Company on its acquisition of 85 per cent of the share capital of Invertec Holdings. Invertec advised by Charles Russell.

Linklaters (John Goodwin) has advised PricewaterhouseCoopers as administrators of Enron Metals Groups on the $244m (£170m) disposal of Enron Metals to Sempra. Simmons & Simmons acted for Sempra.

Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (Andrew Parnell) has advised US company Danaher Corporation on the $135m (£94.5m) acquisition of Viridor Instrumentation from Pennon, formerly South West Water. Viridor designs and manufactures analytical instruments for water. Pennon advised by Allen & Overy.

Charles Russell (Katy Knight) advised Proteom on the £3m funding of the company by Avlar Bioventures and Technomark Medical Ventures. Avlar advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges. Taylor Joynson Garret acted for Technomark.