Press Release

Kirkland Advises Huntsman Corporation on Acquisition of CVC Thermoset Specialties For $300 Million

Kirkland & Ellis advised Huntsman Corporation on its agreement to acquire CVC Thermoset Specialties, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer serving the industrial composites, adhesives and coatings markets for $300 million. The transaction is subject to customary closing adjustments and is expected to close around midyear of 2020. 

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Shawn O’Hargan and associates Arlene Ortiz-Leytte, William Halaby, Philippe Simard, Tonna Onyendu, and Messaouda Benbouzid; technology & IP partner David MacDonald and associates Kevin Jacobsen and Joanna Schlingbaum; tax partners Mike Carew and Adam Kool and associate Christine Lehman; employee benefits partner Melissa Renae Grim and associate Emily Morrison; labor & employment partner Matthew Keiser and associates Christine Lacku and Melissa Soares; executive compensation partners Scott Price and Kate Coverdale and associate Malhar Naik; environmental transactions partners Toby Chun and Carleigh Trappe Rodriguez and associate James Dolphin; antitrust & competition partners Ian John, Peter McCormack and Paula Riedel and associates Jack Coles, Joel Gory, Sandeep Ravikumar and Miata Eggerly; real estate partners John Thomas Goldman and Ian Craig and associate Kevin Beckoff; international trade partners Mario Mancuso and Anthony Rapa and associate William Phalen; and litigation partners Lisa Esayian and Peter Farrell and associate Paul Weeks.