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Deals summary

Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Alan Greenough, Marina Fariba) has advised Ascent Technology on its £12.5m management buyout from Lynx Group. 3i provided equity and was advised by Wragge & Co. Debt provider Royal Bank of Scotland advised by Eversheds. DLA acted for Lynx Group. Weil Gotshal & Manges (Paul Claydon, Corey Chivers) advised Yell Group on […]

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