Baker McKenzie client, Wilbur-Ellis, one of the largest family-owned companies in the world, and Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that they have reached an agreement to merge their life sciences and specialty chemicals solutions businesses, Connell and Caldic B.V., to create a global leader in its sector.

This deal demonstrates the Firm's global capabilities to deliver excellent results for clients by working across teams and offices to execute complex transactions.

Led by Tax partner Robin Chesler in Palo Alto and M&A partners Nick Bryans and James Heller in London, Leif King in Palo Alto and Emery Mitchell in San Francisco, the Baker McKenzie team includes:

  • Corporate: Scott Meselson, David Fronckowiak and Bryan Koorstad in San Francisco; and Ben Saraci and Debaditya Datta in London
  • Tax: Susan Keeler in San Francisco; Stewart Lipeles in Palo Alto; Lane Morgan in Dallas; Natalie Dunne and Ed Swift in London; Michiel Kloes in Amsterdam; Ivan Tsios in Chicago and Moiz Shirazi in Palo Alto
  • Antitrust: Nandu Machiraju in Washington, DC

Learn more about the deal on Wilbur-Ellis' website.

Baker McKenzie is a transactional powerhouse, with more than 2,500 deal lawyers and 1,000 tax practitioners in 45 jurisdictions offering leading expertise in the areas most critical for our clients. We excel in complex transactions and cross-border deals – over 60% of our deals are multi-jurisdictional. We are global and local, combining money-market sophistication with local excellence.

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