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Slaughter and May and Linklaters lead on $2bn chemical company deal

Jul 13, 2015 - Legal Week

Slaughter and May is advising chemical company Platform Specialty Products on its cash and share takeover offer for fellow chemicals company Alent.

The deal values Alent at approximately $2.1bn (£1.3bn). It was formed in 2012 after de-merging from parent company Cookson.

Slaughters' head of M&A Stephen Cooke and London corporate partner Chris McGaffin are leading the team that is advising Platform. They are being assisted by debt capital markets head Matthew Tobin and tax head Sara ...