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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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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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It was just as well that German lawyers always did their own litigation, because until recently there were few counter-cyclical elements to most law firms’ practices. Insolvency and restructuring were the preserves of specialist firms best known for their administration work. Wellensiek Grub & Partner, Kübler and Schultze & Braun are three of the specialist […]

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They both do TMT. They both took on former Garretts offices. But Taylor Wessing and Olswang couldn’t be more different. Matt Byrne reports Two pods, different peas. At first glance, last year’s acquisition of former Garretts offices by the two technology, media and telecoms (TMT) stalwarts Olswang and Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing) looked […]

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