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Transaction update - spring - summer 2015

5 June 2015

Corporate and banking review

Our corporate and banking teams have continued to see increased deal activity into the first half of 2015. We saw limited slow down leading up to the election and remain positive in relation to activity for the remainder of 2015. The attached update details some of the key transactions we have been involved since the start of the year, covering a wide range of corporate and banking activity.

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Press releases

Bishopsgate and Browne Jacobson advise on US firm’s acquisition of Notts based tech services business Custard

Bishopsgate Corporate Finance and law firm Browne Jacobson have jointly advised on the acquisition of award-winning tech solutions business, Custard Technical Services by US managers services and cyber security provider, Thrive.

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Legal updates

Trigger happy when directors’ duties are the target?

In a judgment handed down yesterday the Supreme Court has affirmed that a so called “creditor duty” exists for directors such that in some circumstances company directors are required to act in accordance with, or to consider the interests of creditors. Those circumstances potentially arise when a company is insolvent or where there is a “probability” of an insolvency. We explore below the “trigger” for such a test to apply and its implications.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson corporate tech lawyers advise Agilico on significant acquisition of managed print services specialist

Browne Jacobson’s corporate technology dealmakers have advised Agilico, a workplace technology business, on its acquisition of Capital Document Solutions Limited for an undisclosed amount.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson advise environmental giant Suez on its £2bn international acquisition of former waste management business

Browne Jacobson’s lawyers have advised Suez SA and its shareholders on its acquisition of its former UK waste management business – Suez R&R UK - from French headquartered business Veolia for an enterprise value of £2 billion.

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Gavin Cummings

Gavin Cummings

Partner and Head of Private Equity

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