SK Holdings’ Acquisition of AMPAC Fine Chemicals


Simpson Thacher advised SK Holdings in connection with its announced agreement to acquire AMPAC Fine Chemicals (“AFC”), a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (“CDMO”).

Financial terms of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, were not disclosed.

SK Holdings is part of Korea’s SK Group. AFC is a leading global provider of high quality API development and manufacturing solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, supplying high value-added APIs and intermediates in disease areas such as cancer, CNS, cardiovascular and anti-viral.

The Simpson Thacher team includes Jin Park (Picture), Patrick Naughton, Joongwon Park and Nina Bakhtina (M&A); Larry Moss and Monisha Bhayana (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Steve DeLott (Insurance); Rob Holo and Morgan Otway (Tax); Lori Lesser and Amber Harezlak (Intellectual Property); Dennis Loiacono (Real Estate); Peter Guryan, Ellen Frye, Kelly Karapetyan and William Kearney (Antitrust); and Makiko Harunari and Kibbeum Kim (Credit).

Involved fees earner: Jin Hyuk Park – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Patrick Naughton – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Joongwon Park – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Nina Bakhtina – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Laurence Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Monisha Bhayana – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Steven DeLott – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Makiko Harunari – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kibbeum Kim – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Robert Holo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Morgan Otway – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Amber Harezlak – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dennis Loiacono – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Peter Guryan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ellen Frye – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kelly Karapetyan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; William Kearney – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: SK Holdings Co Ltd;

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Author: Michael Patrini