(Johannes Bruski) has advised Praxair on its €397m (£274.2m) acquisition of Air Liquide’s German industrial gas assets. Air Liquide advised by Herbert Smith, Gleiss Lutz and Stibbe.
SJ Berwin (Jeff Smith) advised British Land on its £192m acquisition of two UK shopping malls, the Observatory Shopping Centre and Queensmere Shopping Centre. The shopping centres were advised by Olswang.
Olswang (Fabrizio Carpanini, Howard Cartlidge) has advised Blackstone Capital Partners on its $216m (£119.9m) acquisition of Cine-UK, a UK cinema operator. Cine-UK advised Lovells.
Binder Grosswang (Michael Kutschera, Christian Klausegger) advised Tele2 on its €213m (£147.1m) acquisition of Austrian telecommunications group UTA Telekom. UTA advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Mishcon de Reya (Jonathan Berman and Stuart McMaster) advised MacLellan on its £18m agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of First Security Group. First Security advised by Dickson Minto. Nabarro Nathanson (Iain Newman) advised Investec Bank (UK) Limited.
Slaughter and May (Jeff Twentyman, Debbie Mayers, Joel Kelly) advised UK hospitality services group Vacation Rental Group on its £27m acquisition of camping and mobile tour operator Canvas Holidays, from 3i. 3i advised by Dickson Minto.
Withers (Chris Mackie) has advised John Brown Publishing on its management buyout, which was funded by Bridgepoint Capital. Bridgepoint advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite and Olswang.
DWF Solicitors (Paul Attwood) advised Cooltrader, a UK frozen food retail group, on its £6m-£10m acquisition of Poundfreeze in an purchase backed by Gresham Private Equity. Poundfreeze advised by the DLA group.
Covington & Burling (Gregor Frizell, Louise Nash) advised Qualcomm, a US telecoms provider, on its acquisition of UK mobile interface company Trigenix from 3i for $36m (£20m). Trigenix advised by Taylor Wessing.