6 July 2007 - Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's London corporate group has advised Reuters in connection with its agreement to acquire Feri Fund Market Information Ltd (FERI FMI) and its fund database subsidiary, FI Datenservice GmbH (FID), from Feri Rating and Research GmbH, subject to the final approval of the German Federal Cartel Office.
FERI FMI is a mutual fund analysis and research company, focusing on the European domestic, especially German-speaking, and cross-border fund markets. FERI FMI will be combined with Reuters-owned fund intelligence company Lipper which will enable the expansion of its international rating activities.
Peter Dickinson, head of the London corporate group at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw commented: "This is an exciting deal to be involved in on behalf of Reuters, a long standing client, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to build on Lipper's core growth strategy."
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw's team was led by the head of its London corporate group Peter Dickinson supported by assistants Jeremy Cunningham and Sam Webster with advice from IP partner Sarah Byrt, partners Mark Walker and Hans-Georg Kamann and assistants Malte Richter and Peter Gey from the Frankfurt office and London employment assistant Claire Holland.
Fladgate Fielder advised Feri Rating and Research GmbH. 
For further information:
Peter Dickinson
Partner, London
+44 (0)20 7782 8747
Charlotte Ward
PR Manager, London
+44 20 7782 8547