Deals summary

Olswang (Fabrizio Carpanini) advised Sovereign Capital on the £20m management buyout (MBO) of Community Homes of Intensive Care & Education. Debt funder Lloyds TSB advised by Martineau Johnson. Management advised by M and A Solicitors.

Norton Rose (Chris Viner) is advising Russian oil company Lukoil on a syndicated loan financing worth $300m (£212.03m). Lead arrangers are ING Barings and Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich.

Gouldens advised Royal Bank of Scotland Commercial Services in relation to its £35m debt funding as part of the £160m facility for Palmer & Harvey McLane. Lead arrangers Barclays Bank and Burdale Financial advised by Clifford Chance.

Davis Polk & Wardwell (Francis Morison, John Brandow) advised the underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, on a $3.75bn (£2.65bn) convertible bond offering by General Motors Corporation. Kirkland & Ellis advised General Motors.