Avantor’s $6.4 Billion Acquisition of VWR

Simpson Thacher is representing Avantor Inc. in its announced acquisition of VWR Corporation (NASDAQ: VWR) for approximately $6.4 billion in cash.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Avantor is a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for the life sciences and advanced technology markets. Avantor’s controlling shareholder is New Mountain Capital and they will continue as the lead shareholder of the combined company.

VWR is a major global independent provider of product, supply chain and service solutions to laboratory and production customers.

The Simpson Thacher team working on the transaction includes Elizabeth Cooper (Picture), Alan Klein, Ben Schaye, Matt Gabbard, Johanna Mayer, Rob Kelley and Jake Phillips (M&A); James Cross and Adam Moss (Banking and Credit); Joe Kaufman, Ryan Bekkerus and Jessica Asrat (Capital Markets); John Creed and Sophie Staples (Tax); Peter Guryan, David Vann, Ellen Frye, Daniel Owsley and John Skinner (Competition); Larry Moss, Jamin Koslowe and Michael Cook (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Adeeb Fadil and Louise Kruger (Environmental); Genevieve Dorment (Intellectual Property); and Krista McManus (Real Estate).

 

Involved fees earner: Elizabeth Cooper – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alan Klein – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ben Schaye – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Matthew Gabbard – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Johanna Mayer – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Robert Kelley – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jacob Phillips – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Cross – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adam Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Joseph Kaufman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ryan Bekkerus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jessica Asrat – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; John Creed – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sophie Staples – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Peter Guryan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Vann – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ellen Frye – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Daniel Owsley – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; John Skinner – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Laurence Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jamin Koslowe – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Cook – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adeeb Fadil – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Louise Kruger – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Genevieve Dorment – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Krista McManus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.;

 

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti