Deals Roundup – Trio takes roles on datamonitor deal

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Datamonitor on its £48.1m recommended offer for Ovum.


Trio takes roles on datamonitor deal
Addleshaw Goddard has advised Datamonitor on its £48.1m recommended offer for Ovum. The deal will be funded by a combination of Datamonitor’s existing cash reserves and new debt facilities provided by Barclays, which was advised by DLA Piper partner Matthew Morgan. The acquisition brings together two of the leading European business information providers operating in the technology and information, communication and telecoms sectors. Ovum was advised by a Faegre & Benson team led by London head of corporate Max Audley. Corporate finance partner Roger Hart led the Addleshaws team.

Slaughters, Links see GE through sell-off
Slaughter and May and Linklaters are acting on General Electric’s (GE) £465m cash disposal of its UK life and pensions companies, operating under the’GE Life’ brand, to Swiss Re. Slaughters acted alongside GE internal counsel Ben O’Halloran, advising GE on the sale of its Life brand. The Slaughters team was led by corporate partners Oliver Wareham and John Papanichola. Linklaters acted for Swiss Re. Partner Duncan Barber led the Linklaters team.

Clarification
The 2 October issue The Lawyer reported that Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) had advised on the broadcast rights deal for the Music of Black Origin Awards. The firm that did in fact provide the advice was Goodman Derrick. DWS advised individual artists on their contracts.