The Legal 500 Recommends Seward & Kissel for Middle-Market M&A

June 3, 2013

We are pleased to announce that The Legal 500 has, in its United States edition, recommended the Firm’s Business Transactions Group for middle-market M&A. Summarizing its independent research, The Legal 500 had this to say:

Seward & Kissel LLP ‘deserves an A+ for the performance provided to us’. The practice advises on market-leading transactions within the industries where the firm has an international reputation, namely investment management and shipping. The practice also handles complex middle-market deals in the media industry and international sell-side M&A. Recent highlights include advising longstanding client Agrifos Fertilizer, which operates a fertilizer production facility located in Pasadena, Texas, and is the third largest North American producer of ammonium sulfate fertilizer and the largest producer of synthetic granulated ammonium sulfate fertilizer in North America, in its sale to Rentech Nitrogen Partners for an initial purchase price of $158m; acted for Danish-based Scan-Trans Holding in relation to its merger with New Orleans-headquartered Intermarine, which creates a combined company that has an annual turnover in excess of $500m and operates a fleet of more than 50 multipurpose and heavy-lift vessels; and represented Milbank Winthrop, a registered investment advisor that oversees $500m of assets under management, primarily on behalf of high-net-worth families, in its sale to Silvercrest Asset Management Group. New York-based James Abbott and Craig Sklar are co-heads of the business transactions group; and business transactions group counsel Nick Katsanos, in New York, is a key attorney. Abbott and Katsanos are ‘outstanding professionals and masters of the M&A field. They work tirelessly for us and provide excellent value for money’.

We thank our clients and other business connections for their ongoing support and for entrusting Seward & Kissel with important and challenging transactional projects that allow us to merit such praise.