Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Azelis Americas, LLC, a specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor in North America, on its acquisition of Vigon International, Inc., a leading US specialty distributor and manufacturer of ingredients for the flavors, fragrances and cosmetics market segments.
The transaction closed on June 1, 2021.
The acquisition will enhance Azelis's position in the growing and non-cyclical markets of flavors and fragrances in the Americas. It will also increase Azelis's presence in the life sciences sector.
The team that advised on the transaction was led by partners Germaine Gurr in New York and Morgan Hollins (M&A) in Houston, and included partner Arlene Hahn and associate Kelly Funderburk in New York and associate Neeraj Shah (Intellectual Property) in Los Angeles; partner Steve Lutt in New York and counsel Amy Kurland (Real Estate) in Chicago; counsel Kenneth Barr and associate Jesse Fleck (Employment, Compensation & Benefits) in New York; partner David Dreier and associate Adriana Zhan (Tax) in New York; partner Jack Pace, associates Ada Wang and Rucha Phadtare in New York, and associate Julian Canzoneri (Antitrust) in Boston; partner Rebecca Farrington in Washington, DC and partners Tilman Kuhn and Mathis Rust (Antitrust) in Düsseldorf; partner Seth Kerschner and associate Brittany Curcuru (Environmental); partner Edward So (Capital Markets) in New York; and counsel Paul Pittman and associate Mark Williams (Cybersecurity) in Washington, DC.
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