Deals tracker: Linklaters

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Deals tracker: Linklaters

Date Client Matter Deal value Details
17 Sep 15 SABMiller AB InBev and SABMiller’s merger £150bn  
8 Sep 15 Amlin Mitsui’s offer for insurer Amlin £3.5bn  
4 Sep 15 Prairie Mining Prairie Mining’s triple listing   The company now has listings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and Australian Securities Exchange
12 Aug 15 Symantec Carlyle Group purchases Veritas $8bn  
12 Aug 15 The Economist Pearson’s sale of The Economist £469m The same Freshfields team advised Pearson less than a month ago on its £844m sale of the Financial Times to Nikkei. 
31 Jul 15 Delphi Delphi purchases automotive group HellermannTyton £1bn  
20 Jul 15 Schneider Schneider’s reverse takeover of Aveva £1.3bn  
17 Jul 15 Anglo American Anglo American sells £992m Lafarge Tarmac stake £992m The sale follows the completion of Lafarge and Holcim’s $40bn merger.
14 Jul 15 Alent Platform buys Alent $2.3bn  
1 Jul 15 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation GE sells European sponsor finance business $100bn General Electric is planning to sell $100bn (£63.6bn) worth of assets by the end of the year.
26 Jun 15 Delhaize Ahold Delhaize merger £38.5bn The deal will make the chain one of the largest food retailers across the United States and Europe
9 Jun 15 Apollo Global Management Apollo’s acquisition of Verallia €2.94bn Verallia is managed by Saint-Gobain and manufactures glass bottles and jars for the food and beverage industry.
15 May 15 Brait South Africa Clifford Chance and Linklaters advise on £780m New Look sale to Brait £780m  
16 Apr 15 Brait South Africa Acquisition of 80 per cent shares in Virgin Active £682m Linklaters previously advised Brait in 2013 on the acquisition of Lil-Lets from Electra
20 Mar 15 Lloyds Banking Group Sale of TSB to Banco Sabadell £1.7bn Linklaters is on the bank’s panel
18 Mar 15 Borealis + consortium of investors Sale of Swedish power company Fortum Distribution £4.8bn Previously advised Borealis on the acquisition of Net4Gas from RWE
25 Feb 15 Aldermore Aldermore IPO   First time instruction for Linklaters after winning pitch process
6 Feb 15 Tunisian Government First unassisted international bond in post-Arab Spring Tunisia $1bn First international sale of Tunisian government debt since Arab Spring kicked off in 2011
3 Feb 15 Holcim Holcim and Lafarge sell off assets before merger €6.5bn Construction giants Holcim and Lafarge sell off assets ahead of their €40bn merger.
29 Jan 15 Dejphon Chansiri Acquisition of Sheffield Wednesday FC from Milan Mandaric   DLA Piper also acted for Chansiri
28 Jan 15 Hutchison Whampoa Hutchison Whampoa’s acquisition of O2 £10.25bn If the deal overcomes competition hurdles it would create the UK’s largest mobile group. Freshfields and Baker & McKenzie also acted for Hutchison Whampoa
24 Nov 14 Friends Life Aviva’s £5.6bn merger with Friends Life £5.6bn A tie-up between the two companies would create the UK’s leading insurance, savings and asset management firm by customer numbers. 
5 Nov 14 Yildiz Acquisition of United Biscuits £2bn One of the largest private equity deals of the year
29 Sep 14 Carlyle Sale of RAC to Singaporean soveriegn wealth fund GIC   Carlyle chose to instruct Linklaters rather than Clifford Chance, who advised on the acquisition of RAC in 2011. Carlyle was expected to float RAC on the stock exchange but chose to sell, following a dual track process.
22 Sep 14 Microsoft Acquisition of Mojang $2.5bn Microsoft’s biggest acquisition since it took over Nokia’s mobile phone unit in 2013 for $7.4bn
4 Sep 14 Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty’s sale of its professional services division Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global $1.24bn Balfour Beatty hired Pinsent Masons as its go-to legal adviser in March 2013, but turned to Linklaters and MoFo on this particular deal
16 Jun 14 True Corporation China Mobile’s investment in True Corporation $880m  
12 May 14 Banks incl. Citigroup, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Cazenove, UBS.  Saga’s IPO £3bn  

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