Jane Hobson heads the private M A side of the practice, and recently handled ICU Medicals 900m acquisition of Pfizers global infusion therapy business, Hospira Infusion Systems.
The extremely supportive, practical and commercial, simon Branigan led the team on AIBs 12bn reprivatisation and IPO on the London and Irish stock exchanges.
Julian Stanier and Gareth Jones joined Pinsent Masons LLP and Murdoch Currie moved to Bates Wells Braithwaite.Richard Butterwick acted for RPC Group in connection with its 262.5m acquisition of ESE World. .Highlights included Adams acting for AstraZeneca on its agreement with Grünenthal worth up to 302m to divest global rights to migraine treatment Zomig in all markets outside Japan and Walker representing Goldman Sachs International in its public tender for all shares in Robyg for 244m. .Graeme Sloan heads the London corporate practice and is co-chair of the firms global M A practice; he worked alongside Oliver Rochman and Rob Mailer on Newgate Private Equitys acquisition of London-based private equity firm Arle Capital Partners. .Another headline energy sector transaction saw Nick Blair and Charles Currier act for GE Energy Financial Services and Green Investment Group as joint sponsors of the acquisition and project financing worth 800m of 650MW of onshore wind through the Markbygden ETT wind farm in North Sweden.The solution-driven Robert Hamill acted for Shearwater Group on the acquisitions of Newable Consulting and of SecurEnvoy. .
Derek Baird handled United Groups acquisition of the Croatian and Slovenian media portfolio owned by Central European Media Enterprises for 230m, while Clare Gaskell assisted New York partners Gary Horowitz and Elizabeth Cooper on HNA Groups acquisition of.95 ownership poker sites most players stake in OM Masset Management from Old Mutual. .
Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) merged in February 2018 to form Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, bringing together BLPs established team, which is primarily highly regarded for work on corporate real estate projects, with Bryan Caves six-partner team, which handles mid-market M A across.Jones is particularly well known for his work on transformational M A transactions; his recent work includes the 90bn Glencore-Xstrata merger and Cheung Kong Infrastructures 6bn acquisition of Northumbrian Water.Practice head Steven Davis is sharp and able to get to the crux of the matter very quickly ; he represented Safety-Kleen Europe in its 780m sale to funds advised by Apax Partners.Paul Dunbar is very commercial and effective in negotiation and co-ordinates his team well ; he acted for TPG Sixth Street Partners and Oaktree Capital on the acquisition of Iona Energy and the establishment of a joint venture platform.Other highlights included Alyssa Caples acting for British American Tobacco in its 97bn merger with Reynolds American and David Mercado representing Banco Santander in connection with its acquisition of approximately.4bn worth of retail banking businesses of Citigroup in Argentina.Stuart Boyd moved to, kirkland Ellis International LLP.
Other sector strengths include financial services, healthcare and life sciences and consumer products. .
On the public M A side, practice head Helen Bradley and Melanie Howard have been advising Alawwal Bank on its proposed merger with Saudi British Bank, while Bradley and James Thompson advised TVH on its cash offer for Lavendon Group.