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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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To deal with growing client demand Tikit expands its sales team with the appointment of former IT Lab employee Craig Dootson.  Craig has vast experience of the IT industry having worked across multiple areas including licensing, thin client technology, cloud hosting and Office 365.

Cedarlake acquires majority share of BMF

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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Denton Wilde Sapte advised private equity group Emerging Capital Partners on its third African banking deal in a row. Dentons’ Paris office acted for the group on the acquisition of a $28m (£16.22m) stake in Togo-based regional ­commercial bank Financial BC SA (FBC). FBC is the holding ­company and operates 20 branches in Benin, Togo, Gabon, […]

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The continuing fallout from the collapse of US firm Heller Ehrman has gifted Boston-headquartered Goodwin Procter its first UK office. Goodwin is taking US-qualified former Heller partners Bob Asher and Brian Smith and two other fee earners for its London launch. Both lawyers focus on the hospitality sector and real estate finance and have joined […]

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With the distribution of bank debt set to become more problematic in the wake of Lehman Brothers’ collapse, Diane Roberts asks what regulators can do to shore up the sub-participation market Following the Lehman bankruptcies and administrations and amid the ongoing ­financial crisis, it is likely that the ­distribution of bank debt will become more […]

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