Industrial Products and Services

We have a long history of advising a broad range of leading international industrial companies including chemical, building materials, metals and diversified industrial products and services companies.

Much of our work in this sector has an international dimension and we work closely with leading local counsel when advising on these matters.

We advise our industrial products and services clients on a wide spectrum of issues across all main practice areas.

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Our key experience includes advising:

Akzo Nobel on its offer for ICI, which values ICI at approximately £8 billion and subsequent sale of its Crown Paints business.

Corus on the competing offers received from Tata Steel and Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional ("CSN"). The final offer by Tata Steel valued Corus at approximately £6.7 billion and the combined group created the fifth largest steel company in the world.

Corus on the sale of its downstream aluminium business to Aleris for EUR 826 million and on its refinancing.

Holcim, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete, on its cash bid for Aggregate Industries.

Tata Steel on the refinancing of the long-term debt of its European operations.

CEMEX on the financing aspects relating to its offer to acquire Rinker Group Limited.

Huntsman Corporation on the acquisition of its European base chemicals and polymers business by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, the Saudi Arabia based petrochemicals company, for US$700 million.

Ineos on the acquisition from BP PLC of its petrochemical business Innovene Inc for US$9 billion; and on its proposed refinancing through the issue of senior secured notes and term loans expected to total around EUR 1 billion.

Our clients include:

  • Akzo Nobel
  • Arch Chemicals
  • Atkins (WS)
  • Cemex
  • Filtrona
  • Holcim
  • Huntsman
  • Ineos
  • Tata Steel