Deals summary

Berwin Leighton Paisner (Simon Pollock) acted for the Numerica Group on its £30m acquisition of the non-audit business of Leicester-based accountants Pole Arnold. Pole Arnold represented by Eversheds' Nottingham office.

Field Fisher Waterhouse (Nicholas Thompsell) advised the Hearts of Oak Insurance Group on the disposal of its administration and investment operations to the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society for £350m. Lovells acted for Liverpool Victoria.

Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Joanne Ellis) has advised Sand Aire Private Equity on the sale of Essex-based construction suppliers Bradwell Aggregates to Aggregate Industries for an undisclosed sum. Aggregate Industries advised by Hammond Suddards Edge. Family members of Bradwell Aggregates advised by Martineau Johnson.

CMS Cameron McKenna (Roger Martin) has acted for Haslemere NV subsidiary Racevink BV and Possfund on the £182.65m disposal of their joint interest in Shires Shopping Centre, Leicester. The buyer was a limited partnership established by Hammerson and Possfund. Hammerson represented by Herbert Smith and Nabarro Nathanson. Possfund represented by Maxwell Batley.

Charles Russell (Mike Scott, Philippa Glynn) has acted for Kookaburra Sport on its acquisition of the share capital in cricket ball manufacturer Alfred Reader & Co. Alfred Reader represented by Gulland & Gulland.