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.
Continue reading “Deal watch: Corporate activity in May 2017”
Sir Philip Green has paid £363m into the BHS pension pot following the collapse of the retailer last year, with Eversheds Sutherland and Linklaters advising. Continue reading “Paying up: Linklaters and Eversheds advise as Sir Philip Green agrees £363m pensions deal”
Eversheds Sutherland has unveiled its joint leadership team as the combination between Eversheds and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan goes live today (1 February) following a partner vote in December. Continue reading “Eversheds Sutherland unveils leadership team as combination goes live”
TRAVERS AND W&C LEAD ON LATEST BRIDGEPOINT DEAL
Travers Smith advised long-time client Bridgepoint as it sold off Oasis Dental Care to White & Case client Bupa for £835m. DLA Piper also acted on the deal, advising the dental firm’s management team.
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Eversheds has advised Legal & General Group on the largest pensions risk transfer of 2016 as the insurer takes on £1.1bn of the Vickers Group Pension Scheme. Continue reading “Eversheds and Linklaters act as L&G finalises biggest pensions buyout of the year”
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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Lee Ranson has been appointed chief executive of Eversheds, following a three week period in which no other candidate was nominated.
Continue reading “No surprises: Frontrunner Lee Ranson appointed chief executive of Eversheds”