Deal watch: Corporate activity in May 2017

Deal watch: Corporate activity in May 2017

MAGIC CIRCLE ADVISE ON VODAFONE’S INDIA MERGER

Slaughter and May, Allen & Overy (A&O) and local advisers S&R Associates, Vaish Associates Advocates and Bharucha & Partners all gained mandates as Vodafone struck a deal to acquire Indian rival Idea Cellular. The merger will create India’s largest communications business by revenue, valued at more than $23bn. Slaughters and S&R represented Vodafone and Vodafone India, while A&O, Vaish and Bharucha advised Idea.

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‘A competitive auction’: Clifford Chance and CMS advise as consortium buys majority of National Grid

‘A competitive auction’: Clifford Chance and CMS advise as consortium buys majority of National Grid

Clifford Chance, CMS Cameron McKenna, Linklaters and Eversheds have advised as National Grid has agreed the sale of its gas pipe network with an enterprise value of approximately £13.8bn to a consortium of bidders. Continue reading “‘A competitive auction’: Clifford Chance and CMS advise as consortium buys majority of National Grid”

Deal watch: Corporate activity in October 2016

Deal watch: Corporate activity in October 2016

CC and Davis Polk On $8bn China IPO: Davis Polk & Wardwell advised Postal Savings Bank of China on its Hong Kong Stock Exchange float, with Clifford Chance leading for the underwriting banks, including JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs. King & Wood Mallesons acted as Chinese counsel to the banks, while Haiwen & Partners was Chinese adviser to Postal Savings Bank.

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