OM Group acquired by Apollo Global for US$1.03B

On October 28, 2015, Apollo Global Management LLC, in partnership with Platform Specialty Products Corporation, completed its take-private acquisition of the OM Group, Inc. for US$34 per share in cash for a total of approximately US$1.03 billion.

Apollo was represented in the US by Taurie Zeitzer and Gareth Clark of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; by O’Melveny & Myers; and in Canada by Gordon Cameron, Eliza Dinale (M&A), Nancy Ramalho, Gary Clarke (employment), Andrea Boctor (pensions), Luc Bernier and Éric Lévesque (tax), Rachel Hutton, (real estate), Paul Collins and Michael Laskey (competition), Larry Cobb (environmental) and Jonathan Auerbach (intellectual property) of Stikeman Elliott LLP.

Platform was represented by Greenberg Traurig LLP.

OM Group was represented by James Dougherty of Jones Day.