Announcement

Carlyle Group and GIC / AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals Wins Loan Deal of the Year at IFLR Americas Awards

We are proud to have been among the firms honoured with “Loan Deal of the Year” at the IFLR Americas Awards 2019 for our work on The Carlyle Group and GIC’s acquisition of AkzoNobel N.V.’s specialty chemicals business.

Our firm acted as Canadian counsel to The Carlyle Group on the term loan and senior note offering financing of its US$12.5-billion joint acquisition with GIC.

The Davies team on this transaction included Dan Wolfensohn, Michael Disney, Rob Murphy and Geoffrey Rawle.

Held on Thursday, May 16 at Essex House in New York, the IFLR Americas Awards 2019 celebrated the most innovative deals in the region in 2018 and the firms that completed them.

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