Westlake Chemical Corporation

Baker Botts LLP advised Westlake Chemical Corporation on the deal.

Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) (“Westlake”) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Boral Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Boral Limited (ASX: BLD), under which Westlake will acquire Boral’s North American building products businesses in roofing; siding, trim and shutters; decorative stone; and windows for $2.15 billion in an all-cash transaction. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021, subject to the receipt of regulatory clearance as well as other customary closing conditions.

The Baker Botts team included: Tim Taylor (Partner, Houston, Picture); Carina Antweil (Partner, Houston); Lakshmi Ramanathan (Senior Associate, Houston); Rob Cowan (Associate, Houston); Will Cozzens (Associate, Houston); Bryson Manning (Associate, Houston); Robert Wann (Partner, New York); Taylor Courtade (Associate, Dallas); Jon Lobb (Partner, Houston); Snow Rui (Associate, Dallas); Thomas Fina (Partner, Washington, D.C.); Brian Byrne (Special Counsel, Brussels); Sarah Zhang (Associate, Washington, D.C.);  Gail Stewart (Partner, Houston); Sheena McCaffrey (Special Counsel, London); Gabriela Alvarez (Associate, Houston); Jennifer Trulock (Partner, Dallas); Leanne Thoreson (Staff Attorney, Dallas); Liz Flannery (Partner, Houston); Michelle Eber (Special Counsel, Houston); Fred Carbone (Associate, Houston); Connie Simmons Taylor (Partner, Houston); Melanie Henson (Special Counsel, London); Austin Jennings (Associate, Houston); Scott Janoe (Partner, Houston); Cole Killion (Associate, Houston); Kevin Jacobs (Partner, Houston); Kristina Vu (Associate, Houston); Cynthia Cole (Partner, Palo Alto); Nick Palmieri (Associate, New York).

Involved fees earner: Gabriela Alvarez – Baker Botts LLP; Carina Antweil – Baker Botts LLP; Brian Byrne – Baker Botts LLP; Fred Carbone – Baker Botts LLP; Cynthia Cole – Baker Botts LLP; Taylor Courtade – Baker Botts LLP; Robert Cowan – Baker Botts LLP; William Cozzens – Baker Botts LLP; Elizabeth Durham Flannery – Baker Botts LLP; Thomas Fina – Baker Botts LLP; Melanie Henson – Baker Botts LLP; Kevin Jacobs – Baker Botts LLP; Michelle Jacobson Eber – Baker Botts LLP; Scott Janoe – Baker Botts LLP; Austin Jennings – Baker Botts LLP; Cole Killion – Baker Botts LLP; Jon Lobb – Baker Botts LLP; Sheena McCaffrey – Baker Botts LLP; Nick Palmieri – Baker Botts LLP; Lakshmi Ramanathan – Baker Botts LLP; Consuella Simmons Taylor – Baker Botts LLP; Gail Stewart – Baker Botts LLP; Timothy Taylor – Baker Botts LLP; Leanne Thoreson – Baker Botts LLP; Jennifer Trulock – Baker Botts LLP; Robert Wann Jr. – Baker Botts LLP; Snow Xue Rui – Baker Botts LLP; Sarah Zhang – Baker Botts LLP; Bryson Mannig – Goodwin Procter; Kristina Vu – Goodwin Procter;

Law Firms: Baker Botts LLP; Goodwin Procter;

Clients: Westlake Chemical Corporation;

Author: Martina Bellini