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Focus on COP26: The future of affordable living

The hosting of COP26 in Glasgow this year shines a spotlight on the UK in relation to sustainability performance, applying more pressure on organisations to demonstrate their green credentials and to encourage the development and usage of sustainable technologies in the race to net zero.

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Simpson Thacher targets Gibson Dunn for City M&A hire

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has poached private equity partner James Howe from Gibson Dunn. Howe, who focuses on cross-border leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, joins Simpson Thacher’s London M&A practice after four years as a partner at Gibson Dunn. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn he was a partner at Proskauer Rose.  […]

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Vivo Energy appoints Barclays lawyer as new GC

Vivo Energy has filled its general counsel role with the hire of Barclays Bank’s former company secretary. Adrian de Souza joins the FTSE 250 company as GC from an interim role as company secretary and managing director at Barclays, a position he held between November 2018 to September 2019. Upon joining Vivo, on 27 July […]

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The deals that closed last week: Italian private equity and Russian gold

This week saw private equity house BC Partners make a nearly €3bn investment in Italian machinery business IMA, with firms including Kirkland & Ellis, NCTM and White & Case all bagging roles. IMA’s largest shareholder is Società Finanziaria Macchine Automatiche, which will be selling a 20 per cent shareholding to BC Partners. At a later […]

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