Umicore’s $142 Million Acquisition of Topsoe’s heavy duty diesel and stationary catalyst businesses


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Pinheiro Neto, Kromann Reumert, Baker McKenzie and Demarest advised on the deal

Umicore has completed the transaction to acquire the heavy duty diesel and stationary emission control catalyst activities of Haldor Topsoe.

Regulatory clearance for the transaction had already been obtained.Haldor Topsøe A/S develops, manufactures, and sells catalysts, equipment, spare parts, and consumables. The company, led by Bjerne S. Clausen, Peter Rønnest Andersen, Ambassador Ulrik Federspiel, Peter Thoft Knudsen and Morten Schaldemose, offers catalysts for various processes; and equipment, which include steam reformers, burners, boilers, reactors, reactor internals, and mixers, as well as battery materials for energy generation and storage.

Umicore S.A. operates as a materials technology and recycling company worldwide. The company, led by Marc Grynberg, is based in Brussels.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised Umicore with Filip Moerman (Picture), Leonard C. Jacoby, Daniel C. Reynolds, Jonathan Brice, Shira R. Borzak and Hilary K. Nakasone.

In Brazil, Pinheiro Neto advised Umicore with Vânia Marques Ribeiro Moyano, Obede Franklin Moura e Silva Junior and Rafael Divani do Val.

Kromann Reumert advised Haldor Topsoe with Jakob Hans Johansen, Bart A. Creve, Nicolaj Bording, Kristian Storgaard and Sivan Shalom Mørch.

In US, Baker McKenzie advised Haldor Topsoe with Jorge A Gonzalez, Creighton Macy and Roger Bivans.

In Brazil, Demarest advised Haldor Topsoe with Paulo Frank Coelho da Rocha, Betina Frank Castellanos Alem and João Paulo Mendes de Assunção.

Involved fees earner: Paulo Coelho da Rocha – Demarest; Betina Frank Castellanos Alem – Demarest; João Paulo Mendes de Assunção – Demarest; Vania Marques Ribeiro Moyano – Pinheiro Neto; Obede Franklin Moura e Silva Junior – Pinheiro Neto; Jakob Hans Johansen – Kromann Reumert; Sivan Shalom Mørch – Kromann Reumert; Bart Creve – Kromann Reumert; Nicolaj Bording – Kromann Reumert; Kristian Storgaard – Kromann Reumert; Jorge Gonzalez – Baker & McKenzie; Roger Bivans – Baker & McKenzie; Creighton Macy – Baker & McKenzie; Filip Moerman – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Jonathan Brice – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Leonard Jacoby – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Shira Borzak – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Daniel Reynolds – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Hilary Nakasone – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Law Firms: Demarest; Pinheiro Neto; Kromann Reumert; Baker & McKenzie; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Clients: Umicore SA; Haldor Topsøe A/S;