Diversified Industrials

We advised the special committee of the board of directors of China XD Plastics Company Limited... Read more

We advised the special committee of the board of directors of China XD Plastics Company Limited, one of China’s leading specialty chemical companies, on its US$100 million acquisition and take-private by its Chief Executive Officer.

As a privately held entity, the management of the company will now have greater flexibility to focus on improving long-term profitability and to pursue its business strategies.

A team of lawyers in our Hong Kong, New York, and Northern Virginia offices led the transaction, with support from our litigation practice. 

We advised NDT Global Limited on the sale ofNDT Global Group, a provider of nondestructive in-line... Read more

We advised NDT Global Limited on the sale of NDT Global Group, a provider of nondestructive in-line inspections for oil and gas pipelines, to Eddyfi NDT Inc., a test and measurement technology group.

Coupled with the additional expertise of testing techniques and technology by Eddyfi Technologies, NDT Global will deliver increased accuracy and enhanced information to assure the safe operation of pipelines.

Frankfurt-based lawyers led a global team across 13 offices on this deal, with support from our arbitration, employment, intellectual property, real estate, regulatory, and tax practices.

We advised PPG Industries Inc., a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials... Read more

We advised PPG Industries Inc., a global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials, on its US$1.15 billion acquisition of Ennis-Flint, a worldwide leader in pavement markings and traffic safety.

The acquisition will enhance PPG’s existing mobility technologies in support of increased safety through autonomous driving systems.

Washington, D.C.-based lawyers led a global team across 17 offices on this deal, with support from our antitrust, banking, employment, environment, intellectual property, international trade, pensions, privacy and cybersecurity, private equity, public procurement, real estate, and tax practices.

We advised Zinc Nacional S.A, a leader in the production of zinc compounds, on its acquisition of the zinc... Read more

We advised Zinc Nacional S.A, a leader in the production of zinc compounds, on its acquisition of the zinc recycling business of Harz-Metall GmbH, a specialist for resource-friendly recycling of lead and zinc in Europe.

The transaction was one of the first German distressed infrastructure M&A transactions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Monterrey, and Munich offices led the transaction, supported by our antitrust, business restructuring and insolvency, data protection, employment, environment, infrastructure and projects, pensions, real estate, and tax practices.

Diversified Industrials

“Exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge within the sector. Commercial and pragmatic in all aspects of the transaction.”

Legal 500 UK, 2021

430+

Diversified Industrials
lawyers

Band 1

Industrial Products/Environmental
law
JUVE Handbook, 2020

Sector performance

In the face of difficult market conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, M&A in the diversified industrials sector increased in value and reduced in volume during 2020.

Many companies in the sector sought to reduce debt and to shed non-core assets leading to some high-value transactions. Overall, the sector demonstrated remarkable resilience, given that its capital intensive, crossborder and highly regulated nature made it particularly vulnerable to disruption by a global pandemic.

Hogan Lovells activities

Our Diversified Industrials industry sector remained at the forefront of the developments in the sector and published Hogan Lovells Chemicals Horizons, a cross-practice publication, offering insights into issues facing stakeholders in the chemicals industry, including a burgeoning automotive recession, escalating trade wars, mounting pressure to recycle carbon products, and a looming oversupply issue.

Our Construction, Engineering, and Projects team hosted its flagship annual Construction, Engineering, and Infrastructure Day Conference, discussing an array of topics, including joint ventures and risk management. The team also offered recurring virtual clinics throughout the year to address client concerns in real time.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity
and Inclusion

Pro Bono

Pro Bono

Our new Corporate & Finance partners and counsel

Our new
Corporate & Finance
partners and counsel

Our M&A  publications

Our M&A
publications

Technical excellence

Technical excellence

Executing transactions effectively

Industry knowledge

Industry knowledge

Understanding issues
in regulated industries

Global reach

Global reach

Worldwide reach,
local experience

Full-service capabilities

Full-service capabilities

Subject matter
knowledge

M&A Year in Review | 2020

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