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Linklaters PE team scores first-time instruction from BC Partners

Linklaters landed its first mandate from private equity (PE) house BC Partners at the end of July, with PE partners Alex Woodward and Vincent Ponsonnaille leading on a $1.6bn deal for a majority stake in Israeli furniture makerKeter Plastic.

BC, which has traditionally usedDickson Minto, turned toLinklaters as it trumped rivals The Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners to acquire an 80% stake inKeter from the Sagol family. Woodward and Ponsonnaille worked alongside Linklaters finance partners Brian Gray and Kathryn Merryfield, and tax partner Édouard Chapellier.