Ineos – BASF Transaction

Compass Lexecon economists Mary Coleman and David Weiskopf were retained by Garret Rasmussen and Antony Kim at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to conduct an economic analysis of the proposed joint venture between Ineos and BASF in the styrenics industry. Supported by a Compass Lexecon team in Washington, DC including Syre Khan, Georgi Giozov, and Doja Khandakar, Compass Lexecon interacted extensively with the parties and presented a number of economic analyses to staff at the United States Federal Trade Commission. The FTC ultimately decided not to issue a second request, terminating its investigation of the proposed joint venture on April 8, 2011.