Macfarlanes, Freshfields and CC land roles on £135m German publishing deal
Macfarlanes, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance (CC) have landed roles on Mecom Group's €152m (£135m) sale of its German operations to Cologne publishing house, M DuMont Schauberg. Macfarlanes advised the acquirer on the deal, which sees DuMont Schauberg picking up titles including the Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Kurier. Corporate partner Tim Lewis and debt finance partner Christopher Lawrence led the team for the firm, with the transaction marking Macfarlanes' first instruction from the German publisher. The company turned to Oppenhoff & Partner in Germany, which was formed by a breakaway group of partners from Linklaters at the beginning of 2008.
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