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The AMO unit of French holding company Havas focuses on international corporate and financial communications, bringing together the capabilities of three of the company’s specialist firms—Euro ESCG C&O in Paris, the Maitland Consultancy in London and Abernathy MacGregor in the U.S—as well as German specialist Hering Schuppener. The network is known for its emphasis on independent, objective counsel and advised on some of the largest corporate transactions in Europe over the past 12 months, with Mittal Steel’s offer for Arcelor the obvious highlight. But AMO also advised Abbey National on the sale of its life business to Resolution; Invensys on the sale of Invensys Building Systems to Schneider Electric; Cadbury Schweppes on its acquisition of Dr Pepper/7 Up Bottling; BOC on its proposed acquisition by Linde; and Schroders on its acquisition of New Finance Capital. Maitland was ranked number one in European deal activity by value in 2005, and fourth in volume of deals, while cracking the

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