Dealwatch

SKADDEN PULLS MOODY’S IN €3BN DEAL

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom led as Moody’s agreed a €3bn (£2.6bn) deal to buy Dutch data group Bureau van Dijk from Swedish private equity company EQT. Skadden advised Moody’s, alongside Dutch adviser Stibbe, while A&O acted for EQT. Latham & Watkins advised the banks, while Baker McKenzie acted for van Dijk’s managers. Simmons & Simmons is also playing a role, providing employment and pensions advice to Moody’s.