Deals summary

Ashurst Morris Crisp (Chris Ashworth) has advised Waterman Partnership Holdings on its £8.5m acquisition of outsourcing service provider the Aspen Consulting Group. Lawrence Graham acted for Aspen. Broker Beeson Gregory was advised by Olswang.

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue (Carsten Gromotke) is advising Liberty Media Corporation on merger control proceedings before the German Federal Cartel Office in connection with the purchase of German TeleColumbus Group. Liberty bought the cable business from Deutsche Bank in September.

CMS Cameron McKenna (David Day) advised Consignia on the formation of a £20m joint venture company with business services group Opus Trust. The new joint venture company Optecon will operate a personalised transactional mailing service. Ashurst Morris Crisp advised Opus Trust.

Simmons & Simmons (Martin Saywell, Tim Barnard, Nick Cronkshaw) acted for SFI Group on its £15m acquisition of Parisa Café Bars. Vendors Bridgepoint Capital and CVC Capital Partners represented by Travers Smith Braithwaite.