Atlas Holdings’s Acquisition of International Wire Group


Houlihan Lokey has acted as financial advisor to IWG. Jones Day acted as legal advisor to IWG and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as legal advisor to Atlas

International Wire Group Holdings, Inc. announced on March 8, 2019 that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Atlas Holdings LLC, a private investment and equity firm that owns and operates manufacturing and distribution businesses. Under the terms of the agreement, Atlas will acquire all outstanding shares of IWG common stock for $10.70 per share in cash.

Atlas Holdings owns and operates 18 manufacturing and distribution businesses in the automotive, building materials, business services and solutions, construction, energy, industrial services, metals, packaging, pulp, paper, and logistics industries. It collectively employ more than 17,000 associates at over 150 facilities worldwide.

International Wire Group Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a manufacturer and marketer of wire products, including bare, silver-plated, nickel-plated and tin-plated copper wire, engineered wire products and high-performance conductors, for other wire suppliers, distributors and original equipment manufacturers. The company has 17 manufacturing facilities and one distribution facility located throughout the United States, France, Italy and Poland.

The Willkie team was led by partners Steve Seidman (Picture), Mark Cognetti and Laura Acker and included partner Joshua Deason and associate Anna Martini Pereira.

Jones Day advised International Wire Group Holdings, Inc. with a team led by R. Scott Cohen and Troy B. Lewis.

Involved fees earner: Scott Cohen – Jones Day; Troy Lewis – Jones Day; Laura Acker – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Mark Cognetti – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Joshua Deason – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Anna Martini G. Pereira – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Steven Seidman – Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Law Firms: Jones Day; Willkie Farr & Gallagher;

Clients: Atlas Holdings LLC; International Wire Group Holdings Inc. ;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti