DEALS AND OPERATIONS
Slaughter and May is advising Charter
International PLC ('Charter') on a recommended cash and
share offer to be made by a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Colfax Corporation for Charter which values the company at
approximately £1,528 million.
It is proposed that the acquisition will be implemented by
way of a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement or if Colfax
elects a takeover offer to Charter shareholders.
The recommended offer was announced on 12 September 2011.
Slaughter and May also advised Charter on the preliminary
approach by Melrose which was rejected by the Board of
Charter is a supplier of welding equipment and industrial
compressors and Colfax, headquartered in the U.S., is a
global supplier of a broad range of fluid handling products.
The Slaughter and May team is led by corporate partners Andy
Ryde and Robin Ogle who are supported by associates Chris
Bulger, Connor Cahalane, Emma Whyte and Andrew Stevens. The
team also includes dispute resolution partners Sarah Lee,
Jonathan Cotton and Richard Swallow who are supported by
associate Simon Osborn-King; financing partner Robert Byk
who is supported by associate Alexandra Harvey; competition
partner Bertrand Louveaux, who is supported by associates
Paul Walter and Peter Rowland; pensions and employment
partners Jonathan Fenn and Sandeep Maudgil, who are
supported by associates Adam Taylor and Edward Smith; tax
partner Sara Luder who is supported by associate John
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