News Corporate UK US & The Americas Somerfield uses Kirkland for £1.57bn takeover by Co-op By The Lawyer 21 July 2008 07:45 17 December 2015 16:03 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer James Barton 23 July 2008 at 12:03 Links vs K&E It’s obvious why K&E got this deal. Sainsbury’s would have flipped if Links had acted on the sale for Somerfield itself as then Links wouldn’t have been available to act for them if Sainsbury’s had an interest in the deal (e.g. buying bits of it, competition issues etc). Still, a nice deal for K&E. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.