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By Maria Fernandez- Picazo, Javier de Rojas If 2017 was a record year for the private equity industry in Spain in terms of monetary volume (€5bn, an increase of 30 per cent compared with 2016) and number of transactions (715 – a 15.6 per cent rise) involving 596 companies (up 28 per cent), the forecast for 2018 […]

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The rise of the largest US firms in London has been recognised anecdotally for much of this year but data published in the The Lawyer UK200 report can now reveal that they are collectively generating over £2bn per year. The report, released today, shows that US firms are now major players among the 100 firms […]

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Walker Morris has advised on the sale of Hull-based poultry processor Benson Park to food producer Cranswick. East Yorkshire-based Cranswick has acquired the entire issued share capital of Benson Park. The strategic acquisition moves Cranswick into a new protein sector. John Hamer and Jon Healey from the Walker Morris corporate group advised Alistair Benson and […]

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