September 2005
Lawyer;9/12/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p13
Trade Publication
The article focuses on several financial deals. DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and Travers Smith have taken the lead in a prospective bidding war for bookstore chain Ottakar's PLC after securing roles advising the management buyout (MBO) team and Phoenix Equity Partners respectively. The founder of the company launched a £79 million MBO bid through newly turned company Book Store Acquisitions, backed by Phoenix. Linklaters is confident of securing a mandate advising Australian heavy hitter Macquarie Bank on its much-speculated potential counter-bid for the London Stock Exchange.


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