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Taking stock: Global private equity perspectives

This briefing discusses the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) market in Luxembourg, the demand for Jersey Private Funds, and why the pressure is on to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) seriously.

Five key considerations for Cleantech SMEs looking to go public in Canada

Cleantech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are spurring the shift to clean technology, with a goal of achieving net-zero emissions in Canada within the next 30 years. As such, they are looking to Canada’s capital markets to grow their businesses and expand operations.

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Clifford Chance, Slaughter and May, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins and Ashurst are acting on the £4.8bn acquisition of Merlin Entertainments by a private equity consortium. The mega deal sees the five firms rally on the take private, which sees Merlin snapped up by a consortium made up of KIRKBI, the investment vehicle of […]

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CC and Skadden take lion’s share of M&A fees for CME-NEX deal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Clifford Chance are among the legal advisers who will share approximately £14m in legal fees, as US giant CME Group completes the £4.3bn purchase of its UK trading and technology rival NEX Group. Skadden acted for longstanding client CME, and its team on this transaction was led by […]

Freshfields and Slaughters lead on CVC’s £1bn aerospace deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has taken the advisory role for private equity house CVC on its purchase of BBA Aviation’s aerospace manufacturing unit. The magic circle firm worked with CVC on the acquisition, which will see BBA Aviation part ways with its Ontics business after 13 years. The sale will enable BBA to focus on its […]

Three corporate giants lead on Just Eat’s bumper merger deal

Five years after bagging the mandate for the banks on Just Eat’s London IPO, Linklaters has been called up by the company ahead of its merger with Continental European rival Takeaway.com. The magic circle firm is fielding a team led by partners Iain Fenn and Derek Tong, as well as managing associate Rob Ardern. De […]

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