Global law firm White & Case LLP represented Consorcio Comex and its shareholders in the US$2.3 billion acquisition of Comex Mexico by PPG Industries, Inc. The deal is the largest M&A transaction this year in Mexico.
The transaction was first announced in June and finalized on November 5, 2014 following regulatory approval from Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission.
"This was a complex transaction that involved various negotiations compounded by a wide variety of contractual, antitrust and financial issues. This high-impact deal is indicative of the kind of deals White & Case is doing across Mexico," said Iker Arriola, partner in White & Case’s Mexico City office.
Founded in 1952 and headquartered in Mexico City, Comex is a leader in paint manufacturing with more than 3,700 retail locations in Mexico and Central America. PPG is a leading coil coating manufacturer based in Pittsburgh, PA.
In addition to Arriola, the team also included Mexico City attorneys Francisco García-Naranjo and José Luis Lavín Santacruz.
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