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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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