Cabot Corporation - acquisition of Norit N.V.

  • 22 June 2012

Slaughter and May, working as an integrated team with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, is advising Cabot Corporation on an agreement to purchase Norit N.V., the global leader in activated carbon, from affiliates of Doughty Hanson & Co. Managers Limited and Euroland Investments B.V., for US$1.1 billion.

Cabot Corporation, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and listed on the NYSE, is a global specialty chemical and performance materials company. Cabot’s major products are carbon black, fumed silica, cesium formate drilling fluids, inkjet colorants and aerogels.

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is the lead adviser to Cabot Corporation with Slaughter and May advising on English law and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advising on Dutch law.




Corporate and Commercial/Mergers and Acquisitions: Robin Ogle (partner), Frances Murphy (partner), Tom Try (associate), Amy Hutchings (associate)

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz team: Dan Neff (partner), Gordon Moodie (associate), Kendall Fox (associate)

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek: Ton Schutte (partner), Annabelle Vos (associate), Sjoerd van Elferen (associate)

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