David Krischer of Allen & Overy and Keith Ainsworth of Edge & Ellison advised US mortgage lender Ocwen on its securitisation of £222m worth of mortgage loans by special purpose vehicle. Sidley & Austin acted for the arranger, Greenwich NatWest and the trustee, Chase Manhattan.
Peter Finlay, Douglas Peel and Witold Jurcewicz of White & Case advised Enron International on the $118m financing of its Polish natural gas power station project Nowa Syrzyna. Graham Vintner and Andrzej Siemiatkowski of Allen & Overy advised the lenders, led by West LB.
Martin Byatt of Clyde & Co advised Navan Resources on the US$23m financing of its copper, lead and zinc mining projects in Almagrera and Aguas Tenidas in southern Spain. Wilde Sapte advised lender Barclays Capital.
Peter Kennerley of Simmons & Simmons and US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking Partners on its £1.4bn acquisition of the Peabody Coal Business from The Energy Group, advised by Slaughter and May. The sale was an essential part of the £4.3bn offer for Energy by Texas Utilities, advised by Norton Rose.
Quentin Solt of Berwin Leighton advised the shareholders of SVB Associates on their £55m reverse takeover of Syndicate Capital Trust, advised by Toby Greenbury of DJ Freeman.
Simon Walker of Taylor Joynson Garrett advised US software company Citrix Systems on its $40m acquisition of computer consultancy APM. Brian Goldstein and John Lanza of US firm Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault also advised Citrix. Bridget Kerle of Hewitson Becke and Shaw advised the vendors.
Noel Hutton of Hammond Suddards advised car transmission system manufacturer Torotrak Group on its £350m demerger from industrial group BTG, advised by Allen & Overy. Linklaters advised sponsor Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.
David Reynolds (pictured right) and David Ellis (left) of West Midlands firm Higgs & Sons advised the shareholders of motor yacht manufacturer Sealine International on the £30m sale of the company to a management buy-in team, advised by Jeremy Millington of Wragge & Co. Pinsent Curtis, Eversheds and Berwin Leighton advised the lenders.