Geneva Technology merges with Ohio-based Convergys Corporation in deal worth $700m (£482m). Geneva Technology advised by Brobeck Hale and Dorr (Tom Kellerman) and Simmons & Simmons (Charles Fuller). Convergys advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Alan Klein) and Frost Brown Todd (Neil Ganulin). Financial adviser Salomon Smith Barney advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Simon Jay).
Vodafone sells £7.34bn worth of France Telecom shares to France Telecom. Vodafone advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Iain Fenn, Anna Styles). France Telecom advised by Shearman & Sterling and Norton Rose.