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Simmons & Simmons advised Hawkpoint Partners, the financial adviser to HLF Insurance Holdings (HLF), on Hawkpoint's £135m cash offer for Lambert Fenchurch Group. HLF was represented by Freshfields. HLF has also made an offer for Heath Group, and once both bids become unconditional, the two companies will merge to create the world's sixth-largest insurance broker. Corporate finance partner at Simmons Martin Saywell (pictured) acted on the deal with banking partner Nick Fisher. Slaughter and May advised Lambert Fenchurch Group.