The industrials sector portfolio at Linklaters represents the world’s leading industrial and manufacturing companies covering the following business sectors: Aerospace & Defence, Building Materials, Electronics, Engineering, Forestry, Paper & Packaging and Multi-industry.
Global industrial sector activity has historically been dominated by US, German and Japanese multi-nationals or conglomerates but the rise of South Korean, Brazilian, Russian, Chinese and Indian companies in this area is a trend that looks certain to continue.
Linklaters’ global industrials team supports our clients wherever they do business, including Asia, Russia and South America. The firm’s combined excellence across the M&A corporate, litigation & arbitration, finance and commercial practice areas, including tax, projects and banking is distinctive. Combined with an outstanding record of advising the world's leading industrial companies makes it a trusted adviser to many of the sector’s biggest companies.
Expert in their area of law, our sector specialists have particular insight and understanding of the multiple business segments that make up the industrials sector at Linklaters. Their commercial understanding and industry awareness bring another dimension to the legal advice they give, one that is highly valued by clients.
Recent significant industrials transactions include advising:
OSRAM on the €500m disposal of the Ledvance Group
Amec Plc on the US$3.2bn recommended offer for all of the issued share capital of Foster Wheeler AG, for a combination of cash and securities
Siemens AG on the £985m acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Energy aero-derivative gas turbine and compressor business
Siemens on the £1.742bn acquisition of the international automated rail business of Invensys plc
Holcim on its €39.9bn merger of equals with Lafarge, the largest all-stock merger of equals in Europe and the second largest globally, ever
Schneider Electric on its £3.4bn bid for London listed engineering company Invensys plc
Cookson Group plc, Vesuvius plc and Alent plc on the £1.7bn demerger of the Cookson Group’s Performance Materials division to Alent plc
UTC on its US$16.5bn acquisition of Goodrich Corporation – UTC’s biggest deal in a decade
Samsung C&T Corporation on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Whessoe Projects Limited
Anglo American on its joint venture with Lafarge to combine their cement, aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and contracting businesses
Sharp Corporation on the creation of two JVs with Enel Green Power and STMicroelectronics
PaperlinX Ltd on the €45m disposal of Italian and Swiss business, Polyedra
ITT Corporation on its global restructuring into three separate businesses