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Gowling advises Cairngorm Capital on acquisition of MJ Wilson Group

International law firm Gowling WLG has advised client Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) on the acquisition of M J Wilson Group Limited (MJ Wilson), the leading independent UK distributor of process instrumentation and control products. The transaction was led by Corporate, Finance and Tax partner Ian Piggin, Jade MacDonald and Stephen Bowman with support […]

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Cedarlake Private Equity Fund I, advised by Rantum Capital, has acquired from Argos Soditic Funds the majority of BMF Group AG, the world’s third-largest ropeway manufacturer with more than 320 employees in Switzerland. Vischer advised Cedarlake and Rantum. The team led by partner Dr. Robert Bernet comprised Dr. Peter Kühn, Sebastian Flückiger, Ruben Masar, Aron […]

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Ogier in Luxembourg advises Echo Energy on £20m bond issue

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Following a period of deafening silence from the QC appointments secretariat in order for the new silks system to be tweaked somewhat, the 2007 competition has been at long last unleashed (see story). Barristers and solicitor-advocates now have just one month to fill in a whopping 118-page application form. And that’s the streamlined version. The […]

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Linklaters has raided Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s Budapest office of two corporate specialists, bagging a new head of corporate for its own office. Ádám Máttyus joins Linklaters as a partner and head of its corporate practice in Budapest. Máttyus joins from Freshfields, where he had been senior counsel. Ottó Daróczi also joins Máttyus from Freshfields’ Budapest […]

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