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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 […]

Tikit enhances UK sales team

To deal with growing client demand Tikit expands its sales team with the appointment of former IT Lab employee Craig Dootson.  Craig has vast experience of the IT industry having worked across multiple areas including licensing, thin client technology, cloud hosting and Office 365.

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 […]

Pensions in 30 Podcasts, episode 27: Termination of employment and pension losses

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Ogier in Luxembourg advises Echo Energy on £20m bond issue

Ogier has provided Luxembourg advice to Echo Energy plc (Echo Energy) on the raising of £20m through an issue of bonds listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange Euro MTF Market. Echo Energy plc is a London listed Latin American focused mid-cap oil and gas company pursuing a high value piped onshore gas strategy across South […]

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McClures lures property team from Ledingham

Ledingham Chalmers has again been rocked by a Scottish rival, with McClure Naismith taking a property team following McGrigors’ stunning raid on Ledingham. Last week, Ledingham’s two-partner Edinburgh property and social housing team, led by Philip Sim and Derek Hogg, moved to McClures. This comes after McGrigors’ hire of the Aberdeen energy team and the […]

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The coup of the month was Herbert Smith bagging the £3.55bn debt mandate on PSA International’s bid for P&O. Partners Clive Barnard and Ewen Fergusson are advising Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS after Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Clifford Chance and Linklaters were conflicted out. A nice way to kick off the […]

Hammonds to consult on second lock-in

Hammonds’ management is considering a second lock-in of partners when the current one expires at the end of June. A paper has been presented to the partnership board, but no conclusions have been reached. Managing partner Peter Crossley said: “We’re considering a number of options. It’s all about ensuring commitment, and it’s a hearts and […]

Thompsons averts strike with 4 per cent pay hike

Trade union firm Thompsons has reached a pay agreement with fee-earners and staff, ending the threat of strike action. Thompsons HR coordinator Joanna Stephens told The Lawyer that the firm and staff had agreed to a 4 per cent wage increase, backdated to 1 October 2005. GMB members, including solicitors, legal executives and administrative managers […]

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