Deals summary

SJ Berwin (Jonathan Blake) advised Fleming Family & Partners and Gordon House Asset Management on an acquisition of 30 per cent of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicines shares in 36 spin-out companies. Imperial College advised by Bird & Bird.

Rosenblatt (David Fairfield) advised the Sanctuary Group on its £1.2m acquisition of the Air-Edel Group. Air Edel advised by Harbottle & Lewis (Nikki Scougall).

Field Fisher Waterhouse (Nicholas Thompsell) advised A&C Black, a subsidiary of Bloomberg Publishing, on its £750,000 acquisition of the Whitakers Almanack Series from The Stationery Office. Macfarlanes (Mahul Shah) advised the Stationery Office.

Linklaters (Guy Lewin-Smith) advised BNP Paribas on its £227m acquisition of Cogent from Australian insurer AMP. Allens Arthur Robinson, Arthur Cox, Olsen Backhurst & Dorey and Russell McVeagh provided foreign legal advice for BNP Paribas. AMP advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Wragge & Co (Ian Metcalfe, Christian Doyle) advised Focus Solutions Group on its $1m (£685,000) acquisition of MPO Group, its North American partner of 18 months. A further £3.5m will be paid during the next three years, depending on company performance. Eckert Seamans Cherrin & Mellott (Greg Weingart) handled due diligence. MPO advised in-house.