Landwell (Leon Flavell, Simon Walker) is advising Caffé Nero on its acquisition of the Aroma coffee shop chain from McDonald's. Reed Smith Warner Cranston is advising McDonald's.
Ashurst Morris Crisp (Edward Baker) is advising United Auto Group on its recommended cash offer for Sytner Group, valuing it at £100m. DLA (Andrew Darwin) is advising Sytner Group.
CMS Cameron McKenna (Guy Billington) is working with Nestlé UK's in-house legal team (Adrian Whitehead, Natalie Heath, Sarah Dixon) on its £145m acquisition of Northern Foods' Ski yoghurt and Munch Bunch fromage frais business. Ashurst Morris Crisp (Paul Gadd) is advising Northern Foods.
Linklaters (Matthew Middleditch) advised Scottish & Newcastle on its acquisition of Finnish brewer Oy Hartwall, valued at h2bn (£1.22bn). Dittmar & Indrenius advised Scottish & Newcastle on Finnish law. Hannes Snellman advised Hartwall.
Memery Crystal (Nick Davis) advised Collins Stewart, the nominated adviser and broker to Oystertec on its recommended offer for the entire issued share capital of EuroPower. Berg & Co (Stephen Foster) advised Oystertec. Hammond Suddards Edge (Ian Greenfield) advised EuroPower.
Gouldens (Adam Greaves) advised BancBoston Investments on a £500,000 follow on investment in BFD Group Holdings, part of the Cameo Foods Group, to provide acquisition finance for the purchase of Crowson & Sons. Lamport Bassitt advised BFD Group Holdings.