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Debevoise & Plimpton (James Kiernan) advised Clayton Dubilier & Rice on its £434m recommended cash offer for UK food services distributor Brake Bros. Macfarlanes gave Clayton Dubilier additional advice on UK aspects of the transaction. Brake Bros was represented by Simmons & Simmons. Lenders advised by Clifford Chance and Cravath Swaine & Moore. Travers Smith […]

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