Deals summary

Baker & McKenzie's London and Paris offices (Eric Lasry, Adam Levin) advised Platinum Equity on its acquisition of the European operations of Alcatel's enterprise distribution and services business. Alcatel was advised in-house.

Field Fisher Waterhouse (Charles Whiddington, Andrew Evans) advised Teradyne on international merger clearance following its acquisition of technology company GenRad. Merger reviews were carried out in 29 countries with the assistance of local law firms.

Hill Dickinson (Elise Billy, David Swaffield) is acting for the Australasian joint venture company Muffin Break on the establishment of a series of franchised shops across the UK.

Wallace & Partners (Rex Newman, John Woodhouse) has advised Venson Group on the sale of its Irish non-public sector business to the Bank of Ireland for f2.8m (£1.71m). The Bank of Ireland was represented by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (Ronald Graham, Elizabeth Robertson) has advised Linedata Services SA on its acquisition of the business and the IAS II assets of Fund Management Services, a UK subsidiary of the iRevolution Group. Bird & Bird advised iRevolution.