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Deals 15 October 2004

Deals 15 October 2004

Holding Redlich advised Macquarie Bank on all media law and due diligence aspects of its recent acquisitions of RG Capital Radio Limited and DMG Regional Radio Pty Ltd. The total acquisition…

Holding Redlich advised Macquarie Bank on all media law and due diligence aspects of its recent acquisitions of RG Capital Radio Limited and DMG Regional Radio Pty Ltd. The total acquisition cost was approximately $370 million. The work was principally undertaken by Sydney media and corporate partner Ian Robertson and senior associate Sonia Borella.

Minter Ellison Bangkok recently advised on the acquisition of a 49 per cent interest in Silver Line Cargo, a Thai logistics company and part of automotive parts group Thai Summit, which is owned by the Jungrungruengkit family. The acquisition was made through Konsortium Logistik Berhad, a company associated with former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s son, Mirzan Mahathir. Minter Ellison’s Bangkok managing partner, Craig Carracher, was specialist adviser to Malaysian law firm Raslan Loong (advising Mirzan Mahathir) in the transaction.

Linklaters advised Telekom Malaysia Berhad on its US$500 ($690) million international note issue. The Linklaters team based in Hong Kong was led by capital markets partner Dean Lockart and included Michael Ng (Hong Kong), Rosie Jansen and Brad Gordon (Singapore). Other legal advisers on the deal were Clifford Chance, English law adviser to the Joint Lead Managers and Zul Rafique & Partners, Malaysian law adviser to the issuer and guarantor.

Skadden is representing Providence Equity Partners Inc., Texas Pacific Group and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners as equity partners in a consortium with Sony Corporation of America, to acquire Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. in a deal valued at approximately US$4.8 ($6.6) billion (US$12 in cash per MGM share, plus the assumption of MGM’s debt).

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