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LANXESS to Acquire Emerald Kalama Chemical

Shearman & Sterling is advising specialty chemicals company LANXESS on its $1.075 billion acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical from American Securities.

Tyler Technologies Inc.’s Acquisition of NIC Inc.

Shearman & Sterling is advising NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) in its sale to Tyler Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TYL). As part of the definitive agreement, Tyler will acquire all outstanding shares of NIC in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion.

Citrix Systems’ $2.25 Billion Acquisition of Wrike

Shearman & Sterling advised software company Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) in its definitive agreement to acquire Wrike, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for $2.25 billion in cash.

Boston Scientific’s Sale of Unit to SERB SAS and Stark International

Shearman & Sterling is representing Boston Scientific in connection with the pending sale of BTG Specialty Pharmaceuticals to SERB SAS and Stark International Lux S.A.R.L., portfolio companies of private equity firm Charterhouse Capital Partners, for a cash purchase price of $800 million.

TELUS’ Agreement to Acquire Lionbridge AI

Shearman & Sterling represented Canada’s TELUS International in connection with its agreement to acquire Lionbridge AI, a global provider of crowd-based data annotation services, in a deal valued at approximately $935 million.

Orion Mine Finance Closes Acquisition of Oxy Assets

Shearman & Sterling represented Orion Mine Finance (Orion), in its acquisition of Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s (Oxy) Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah Land Grant assets in exchange for a purchase price of approximately $1.33 billion. The deal closed on October 19.

Stenerson, Higbee and Mossman author ICLG USA Chapter

Partners Todd Stenerson (Washington, DC-Litigation) and David Higbee (Washington, DC-Antitrust), and Associate Rachel Mossman (Washington, DC-Litigation) have authored the USA Chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guides – Competition Litigation 2021.

Magris Resources Canada’s Acquisition of Imerys Assets

Shearman & Sterling represented firm Magris Resources Canada Inc. in connection with its definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Imerys Talc America Inc., Imerys Talc Vermont Inc. and Imerys Talc Canada Inc. (collectively, the “North American Talc Business”) for $223 million.