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Hélène Darroze

I hate this time of year. People in the real world, ie one outside law, are all winding down nicely for booze-sodden lunches, without having to cancel at the last minute or keep their mobile devices somewhere that they can actually feel them. Yanked back to the office after only my starter at Café Murano […]

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By Rebecca Mauleverer and Anna Voss The last few years in the mid-market acquisition finance market have been tough for all parties. Opportunities have been fewer and the market has been more cautious and therefore slower to move when they do arise. While the market is unlikely to (and arguably should avoid) returning to the pre-‘credit […]

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