Latham & Watkins Advises One Rock on Acquisition of Prefere

German team represents private equity firm on acquisition of a leader in the resins industry

April 19, 2022

Latham & Watkins LLP advised private equity firm One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (One Rock) on the acquisition of Prefere Resins Group (Prefere), a leading European manufacturer of phenolic, specialty urea, and melamine resins, as well as high quality derivatives of methanol-(C1)-chemistry. Completion of the transaction, which is expected in the summer of 2022, is subject to applicable regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

The Latham team was led by Hamburg partner Nils Röver, with New York partners Alexander Johnson and Javier Stark, Hamburg associates Jacob Ahme, Jana Maué, Robert Müller, and Edward Martin, Frankfurt associate Lara Stelmach, Munich associate Lena Hummel, and New York associate Trevor Kim. Advice was also provided on IP matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Müller, with associate Daniela Jaeger; on real estate matters by Frankfurt counsel Sven Nickel; on data privacy matters by Frankfurt associates Wolf-Tassilo Böhm and Jonas Kraus; on employment matters by Munich partner Tobias Leder, with associate Martina Hölzer; on antitrust matters by Brussels partner Héctor Armengod, with Hamburg counsel Jana Dammann de Chapto, Brussels associate Anthemis Economou, and Frankfurt associate Helena Hofmann; on compliance matters by London partner Robert Price, with associate Amaryllis Bernitsa and Düsseldorf associate Julia-Bianka Schenkel; and on environmental matters by London partner Paul Davies, with counsel Michael Green.

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