Logica was advised by a bumper team comprising Rothschild, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Heading the Rothschild group was Warner Mandel, global head of media and technology, who advised BT on the sale of Yell and Trinity Mirror on the sale of Racing Post.

Mandel was joined by TMT director Jeremy Millard, who was involved in the £4bn demerger of Cable & Wireless, and Nick Ivey, who worked on the £1.3bn takeover offer of Alliance and Leicester by Banco Santander.

Logica’s advisory team at Deutsche Bank comprised Richard Sheppard, the bank’s head of UK M&A, Charles Wilkinson, co-head of UK corporate broking and Charles Bryant, head of EMEA technology. Logica hired Simon Gorringe, Guy Hayward-Cole and Andrew Tusa at BoA Merrill Lynch.

On the CGI Group side, the Goldman Sachs team – which also advised Vista on its Misys acquisition – included Gregg Lemkau, head of M&A for Europe and Asia, and Nicholas van den Arend, a fairly new MD at the firm after moving on from being a business development manager at Misys. The two were joined by Nick Harper, an MD who has worked on several high profile deals including Guoco’s takeover of Rank Group and Boots’ merger with Alliance UniChem.