Allen & Overy (Riccardo Sallustio) advised Banca Popolare di Milano on a e27.3m (£17.3m) loan to 21 Invest 5, part of the Benetton Group for the acquisition of a minority stake in design solution company Permasteelisa. 21 Invest 5 advised by Bonelli Erede Pappalardo.
Watson Farley & Williams advised NIB Capital and Bank of Scotland on the $51m (£32.6m) financing of a flotation production and storage platform. Borrower Four-Serviços E Navegação LDA advised by Norton Rose.
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Jenifer Williams) advised JPMorgan and Schroder Salomon Smith Barney as lead arrangers and co-managers on a £3.4bn residential mortgage-backed securitisation by Halifax. Halifax advised by Allen & Overy (Angela Clist).