Hengeler Mueller advises Deutsche Bank on the financing of the acquisition by ALTANA of Rockwood’s rheology business

23. September 2013

ALTANA, the globally operating specialty chemicals group with headquarters in Wesel/Germany, has signed an agreement to acquire the global rheology business of Rockwood Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ROC). The unit, currently part of Rockwood’s “Performance Additives” segment, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rheology additives.

ALTANA will finance the acquisition in part by way of a syndicated loan arranged by Deutsche Bank.

Hengeler Mueller advised Deutsche Bank. The Hengeler Mueller team included partners Daniel Weiss, Nikolaus Vieten and Thomas Cron (all Banking and Finance) as well as associate Nadine Rinck (all Frankfurt).