Robert Lindsay reports
Details of deals should be sent to the City editor, Robert Lindsay. Please include all other law firms acting on deals and the value, where possible.
Freshfields acted for Nestle SA on its £715m acquisition of Spillers Petfoods from Dalgety, advised by Slaughter and May.
Addleshaw Booth & Co acted for the selling shareholders on the £174m sale of parcels delivery company Target Worldwide Express. Dibb Lupton Alsop advised the purchasers.
Simmons & Simmons acted for the family shareholders on their £66.25m sale of Raines Dairy Foods to Yoplait Dairy Crest, advised by Clifford Chance.
Lovell White Durrant acted for Vickers on the £72.5m disposals by its medical division of its neonatal and anaesthetic businesses to Hillenbrand Industries, advised by Baker & McKenzie, and its neurology business to Oxford Instruments, which was advised by Laytons.
West Sussex law firm Thomas Eggar Verrall Bowles acted for the Chapman Group on its £6.1m sale of 12 public houses to Greene King, advised by Cartwrights.
DJ Freeman acted for Shell UK on the corporate and property aspects of its acquisition of Gulf Oil (Great Britain), a petrol station-owning subsidiary of Chevron, advised by Pillsbury Madison and Sutro, Herbert Smith and Gulf's in-house legal department. Baker & McKenzie advised Shell UK on competition law and Archibald Campbell & Harley on Scottish property law.