Alleghany Capital Corporation’s Acquisition of Hirschfeld Industries


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as legal counsel to W&W|AFCO. Cowen advised Hirschfeld on the transaction and Hunton & Williams LLP acted as legal counsel to the Company.

Alleghany Capital Corporation (“Alleghany Capital”), a subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation, today announced that WWSC Holdings, LLC (“W&W|AFCO”) has acquired the Hirschfeld Industries group of companies (“Hirschfeld” or the “Company”). Headquartered in San Angelo, Texas, Hirschfeld is a leading fabricator of steel bridges and structural steel for stadiums, airports, and other large commercial and industrial projects.

Alleghany Capital Corporation sources, executes, and oversees certain investments and acquisitions for its parent company, Alleghany Corporation (NYSE-Y). Alleghany Capital’s investments include: (i) Bourn & Koch, Inc., a manufacturer and remanufacturer of precision machine tools as well as a supplier of replacement parts and related services; (ii) IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC, a technical service provider focused on the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; (iii) Jazwares, LLC, a licensed toy and consumer electronics company; (iv) R.C. Tway Company, LLC (dba Kentucky Trailer), a manufacturer of custom trailers and truck bodies for the moving and storage industry and other markets; (v) Stranded Oil Resources Corporation, an exploration and production company focused on enhanced oil recovery; (vi) W&W|AFCO Steel, a fabricator and erector of structural steel for commercial, manufacturing and transportation infrastructure projects; and (vii) Wilbert Funeral Services, a provider of products and services for the funeral and cemetery industries and precast concrete markets.

W&W|AFCO Steel, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is one of the largest and most experienced structural steel fabricators and erectors in the nation. W&W Steel has been in business since 1945 while its subsidiary, AFCO Steel, dates back to 1909, combining for nearly 182 years of experience. With a diverse resume of successfully completed projects, W&W|AFCO Steel can provide services to fit any project size and degree of complexity, both domestically and internationally. W&W|AFCO Steel has 6 production facilities, totaling 1.8 million square feet, with offices across the U.S.

The Willkie deal team was led by partners Steven Seidman (Picture) and Danielle Scalzo and associate Laura Acker, and included partners Anthony Carbone, Viktor Okasmaa, Mark Holdsworth, Carly Glover Saviano and Wesley Powell; counsel William Thomas, Jonathan Konoff and Jeffrey Clancy; and associates Angela Bueti, Kapiljeet Dargan, Ryan Stott, Peter Coulson, Jacob Moss, Elana King, Annise Maguire, Matthew Makover, Max Goodman, Rohit Sengupta; and law clerk Augustine J. Donati.

Involved fees earner: Steven Seidman – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Danielle Scalzo – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Laura Acker – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Angela Bueti – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Anthony Carbone – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Kapiljeet Dargan – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Viktor Okasmaa – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jeffrey Clancy – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Mark Holdsworth – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Ryan Stott – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Peter Coulson – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Carly Glover Saviano – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jacob Moss – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Wesley Powell – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Jonathan J. Konoff – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; William Thomas – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Annise Maguire – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Matthew Makover – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Alleghany Capital Corporation;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti