Draslovka’s Acquisition of Sodium Cyanide Business

Draslovka's Acquisition of Sodium Cyanide Business

Dentons advised Draslovka on the transaction, while Bowmans advised Sasol.

Draslovka executed the acquisition of the sodium cyanide business from South African petrochemicals company Sasol. The value of the deal was over $95 million.

The acquisition from Sasol represents a major investment on the African continent and is part of Draslovka’s international expansion plan. Draslovka also plans to invest additional US$50 million into modernizing the factory, to enable it to manufacture products that currently have to be imported into South Africa. The funds will also be used to ensure the factory meets the highest international environmental standards.

Draslovka is a holding company, dealing in specialty chemicals and proprietary manufacturing technologies.

PwC acted as lead M&A and financial advisor.

The Dentons team consisted of Prague-based Partners Petr Zakoucky (Picture), Brandon Irsigler (Johannesburg) with assistance from partners Vanessa Jacklin-Levin and Alishka Singh and senior associate Robert Parring in Johannesburg and partner Jiri Tomola, Senior Associates Ivo Hartmann, Lucie Kubinyiova, and Adam Prerovsky, Associates Michal Pelikan, Barbora Obracajova, Junior Associates Justina Bodlakova, Jan Tyls, and Anna Urbanova, and Honorary Member Petr Kotab, with a further team in Johannesburg including Joel Pandaro, Kirith Haria, Hugo McLachlan, Ameer Jassat, Muhammad Patel, Aabeed Abdullatief.

The Bowmans team was led by Partners Charles Douglas, Samantha Saffy, Claire Tucker, and Maryanne Angumuthoo.

Involved fees earner: Maryanne Angumuthoo – Bowmans; Charles Douglas – Bowmans; Samantha Saffy – Bowmans; Claire Tucker – Bowmans; Aabeed Abdullatief – Dentons; Justina Bodláková – Dentons; Kirith Haria – Dentons; Ivo Hartmann – Dentons; Brandon Irsigler – Dentons; Vanessa Jacklin-Levin – Dentons; Petr Kotáb – Dentons; Lucie Kubínyiová – Dentons; Barbora Obracajova – Dentons; Joel Pandaro – Dentons; Robert Parring – Dentons; Muhammad Patel – Dentons; Michal Pelikán – Dentons; Adam Prerovsky – Dentons; Alishka Singh – Dentons; Jiri Tomola – Dentons; Jan Tyls – Dentons; Anna Urbanová – Dentons; Petr Zákoucký – Dentons;

Law Firms: Bowmans; Dentons;

Clients: Draslovka ; Sasol Ltd;