On July 1, 2002, Amcor Limited of Melbourne, Australia completed the purchase from Schmalbach-Lubeca of Ratingen, Germany of its international PET and White Cap closure business for US$1.56 billion. The transaction involved the purchase of 58 subsidiaries located in 26 countries. Amcor is a leading global packaging company with operations throughout Australasia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Schmalbach-Lubeca AG, a portfolio company of Allianz Capital Partners, is a leading international packaging producer.
Amcor was represented by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Montreal, New York, Toronto, Beijing and Paris, assisted by local counsel. The DWPV team was led by Peter Mendell, Rita Lc de Santis and Steve Levin, with assistance from Elias Benhamou, Janet Ferrier, Michael Clifford, Mark Connelly, Rodrigo Contreras, Lloyd Perry Feldman, Denis Frawley, Philippe Johnson, Marie-Christine Lemerise, David McKinney, Lori Sullivan and Robb MacMillan. The DWPV team also included Mark Katz (competition) assisted by Julie Soloway and Robert Miller; Gray Taylor (environment) assisted by Shauna Finlay; and Josh Wanderer (tax) assisted by Michele Alexander and Maryse Bertrand (securities).
Schmalbach-Lubeca was represented by McDermott, Will & Emery in New York, with a team led by Thomas Sauermilch and Marvin Artis, with assistance from lawyers from its U.S. and London offices.