Finance deals round-up

Slaughter and May (Mark Hutchinson) advised Abbey National on a £4bn mortgage securitisation under the master trust structure. US legal advice was provided by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Scottish legal advice was provided by Tods Murray.

Linklaters (Nick Thwaites) advised Standard Chartered Bank as lead manager of an issue by Indian power supplier BSES of $120m (£77.1m) of credit-enhanced convertible bonds. BSES was advised by Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe.

Charles Russell (Kier Gordon) acted for the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Commercial Education Trust on the sale of its examinations business to Goal. Goal was represented by Pinsent Curtis Biddle.

Trowers & Hamlins (Nick Edmondes) has advised Gulf Finance House, the Bahrain-based investment bank, on the £41.7m Islamic financing and acquisition from BAA Lynton of a single-purpose property company.

Nicholson Graham & Jones (Paul Salsbury, Sheila Stewart) acted for Anglo Irish Bank Corporation on one of its largest loans this year, to fund the purchase of nine hotels from Jarvis Group. The bank loaned £130m to a consortium of private investors, who were advised by Lioncourt Capital. The consortium was advised by Gouldens and Jarvis Group by Clifford Chance.

Maclay Murray & Spens (Paul Gilks) advised Targetfollow Group on the negotiation of new facilities of £193m to refinance its property portfolio and to fund an acquisition. Bank of Scotland, which provided the finance, was represented by KLegal.

Addleshaw Booth & Co (Jim Tully) advised the Shearings Group on its refinancing and reconstruction. New debt facilities were provided by a syndicate of banks, which was advised by Denton Wilde Sapte and led by Fortis Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Allen & Overy advised the outgoing institutional equity investors.