US trio acts on vodka giant buyout

Three US firms won roles on UK private equity house Lion Capital’s $600m (£303.58m) purchase of Russian Alcohol. Weil Gotshal & Manges corporate partner Ian Hamilton, London managing partner Michael Francies and tax partner Sarah Priestley represented Lion Capital. Russian Alcohol instructed Hogan & Hartson Paris corporate partner Xenia Legendre, while the Central European Distribution Company, which provided $156.5m (£79.18m) of equity used Dewey & LeBoeuf M&A partner Stephen Horvath.