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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
CMS Cameron McKenna (Sean Watson) advised Enterprise Inns on its £2bn acquisition by a consortium of investors of the Unique and Voyager pub estates. A consortium comprising Enterprise and private equity investors led by Cinven, acquired Voyager using a special purpose vehicle (SPV). The SPV and Cinven were represented by Ashurst Morris Crisp. Clifford Chance acted for the vendor, Nomura.
Osborne Clarke (David Ferris) has advised Amcor Flexibles UK on its £11.2m acquisition of two flexible packaging businesses from Rexam. Rexam was advised by in-house lawyer Jon East and Allen & Overy (John Merity).
Addleshaw Booth & Co (Tim Bee) has advised Sonic Healthcare on the £67.8m purchase of Australian listed company Roadhaven. Sonic advised by Allens Arthur Robinson and Slaughter and May.
Eversheds (Ian Richardson) has advised CapVest on its £137m acquisition of Young's Bluecrest, a processor of frozen, chilled and fresh seafood. The vendor was private equity firm Legal & General Ventures, advised by CMS Cameron McKenna (Louise Wallace).
DJ Freeman (Graham Barber) acted for Capital & Regional on its announced return of £50m to shareholders by way of a tender offer from Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) for 22.2 per cent of the company's equity. Capital & Regional advised on US issues by Davis Polk & Wardwell. CSFB advised by Slaughter and May. DJ Freeman (Amy Collins, David Bunker, Stephen O'Brien, Helen Dyer) also advised Capital & Regional on the establishment of the Xscape Castleford Partnership by Capital & Regional and Hanover Property Unit Trust and on the completion of a £44m development loan to construct a second Xscape centre in Milton Keynes. CMS Cameron McKenna advised Hanover Property Unit Trust.