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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.
Debevoise & Plimpton (James Kiernan) advised Clayton Dubilier & Rice on its £434m recommended cash offer for UK food services distributor Brake Bros. Macfarlanes gave Clayton Dubilier additional advice on UK aspects of the transaction. Brake Bros was represented by Simmons & Simmons. Lenders advised by Clifford Chance and Cravath Swaine & Moore.
Travers Smith Braithwaite (Phil Sanderson) advised Phoenix Equity Partners on its investment in Covenant HealthCare, an acquisition vehicle set up to acquire Abbey Hospitals as part of a management buy-in. The buy-in team was advised by Eversheds. Burges Salmon advised the Bank of Scotland which provided the debt finance.
Linklaters (Shane Griffin, Matthew Burgess, Krista van Winkelhof) advised PaperlinX on its £138m acquisition of the Bunzl Fine Paper division from Bunzl. PaperlinX advised on Irish law by A&L Goodbody. Bunzl was advised by Slaughter and May and by Arthur Cox on Irish law.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Pierre-Yves Chabert, Andrew Bernstein) is advising Vivendi Environnement on its E3.4bn (£2.19bn) offering of its shares. Deutsche bank, which sold 1.5 billion of its shares in Vivendi as part of the offering, was represented by Allen & Overy.