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Macfarlanes (Charles Martin, Mark Baldwin, Stephen Drewitt) advised the management team of Wightlink Holdings on its £180m secondary management buyout. Finance provided by RBS Mezzanine, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, and RBM Investments, an equity investor, both advised by Dickson Minto.
Nicholson Graham & Jones (Kevin McGuinness, Richard Herbert) acted for Home Entertainment Group on its admission to AIM. Brokers Teather & Greenwood placed £11.5m of the group's shares on the exchange. Teather & Greenwood advised by Gouldens (John Phillips).
Linklaters & Alliance (Charlie Jacobs, Matthew Sheehan) advised Computacenter in a strategic alliance and asset swap with GE Capital IT Solutions in the UK, France and Germany. Computacenter acquired the UK operations and French service business of GE Capital, while GE Capital acquired Computacenter's German business interests. GE Capital advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, French firm Barthelemy, Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance.
Baker & McKenzie's German office (Dr Florian Kastle, Andrea Ziegler) advised industrial gas manufacturer Messer Griesheim in the sale of its non-European subsidiaries to French-based company Air Liquide. Air Liquide advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.