On April 15, 2010, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. completed its $4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries Inc. CF Industries first announced it had proposed to acquire Terra Industries on January 15, 2009. On March 2, 2010, CF Industries announced a new offer to acquire Terra Industries and the parties entered into an agreement on March 12, 2010. The combined company will be a global producer and distributor of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products.
CF Industries was represented in the US by in-house counsel Douglas Barnard and by a team at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP led by Brian Duwe and Richard Witzel, Jr. CF Industries was represented in Canada by Neil Campbell and Sorcha O'Carroll of the Competition Group at McMillan LLP.
Terra Industries was represented in the United States by in-house counsel John Huey; by a team at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP led by Faiza Saeed and Thomas Dunn; and by a team at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz led by Martin Lipton and David Karp. Terra Industries was represented in Canada by John Bodrug and Richard Elliott of the Competition Group at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP