Carrefour sells frozen food subsidiary Picard Surgelés to consortium led by Candover Investments and Chevrillon et Associés for $585m (£405.59m). Carrefour advised by Clifford Chance (Marcus Billam). Consortium advised by Linklaters & Alliance (David Aknin). Founding partial owners of Picard Surgelés advised by Bredin Prat & Associés (Dominique Bompoint) and Scotto Wilinski et Associés (Lionel Scotto).

Babcock International Group acquires Hunting Contract Services and Hunting Technical Support from Hunting for £60.9m. Hunting advised by CMS Cameron McKenna (Gary Green). Babcock advised by Slaughter and May (Kathryn Davies).

BPB acquires the Rawlplug group of businesses from Baxi Group for £27m. Baxi Group advised by Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Paul Harkin), Arthur Cox and Slaughter and May. BPB advised by Shoosmiths (Peter Seary).

Abacus Polar acquires Silicon Concepts for £13.9m. Abacus Polar advised by Charles Lucas & Marshall (Stewart McMinn). Silicon Concepts advised by Heald Nickinson (Tony Struve).

Dowell & Associates undergoes management buyout. Vendor advised by Charles Russell (William Smyth). Newco advised by Lamb Brooks (John Roche, David Evans).