Years: 2017

Sherwin Williams Merger

Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel for Sherwin Williams Co. to evaluate the competitive effects associated with Sherwin Williams’ acquisition of The Valspar Corp., and to develop economic support for expediting regulatory approval in the U.S. Both Sherwin Williams and Valspar are leading suppliers of architectural and industrial coatings sold … Continued

SFPP Right-of-Way Claims

A FTI/Compass Lexecon team led by Scott Jones, Eric Henson and Andrew Lemon provided analysis of class certification issues related to alleged trespassing and other inappropriate land-use claims in U.S. District Court in both Arizona and the Central District of California against our client, Union Pacific. In February and May … Continued

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Merger

A Compass Lexecon team, led by expert Dr. Mark Israel, was retained by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, counsel for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to assist with obtaining regulatory approval of its proposed merger with Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL). The two Taiwanese companies are among the largest providers of Outsourced … Continued

Compass Lexecon Client Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc. Granted Approval in Proposed Acquisition of IronPlanet Holdings, Inc.

In August 2016, Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctioneer of construction, transportation and other equipment and trucks, entered into an agreement to acquire IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and other durable assets. In May 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) unconditionally approved the merger after … Continued

Compass Lexecon’s Client The United States Department of Justice Prevails as Court Rejects Starr’s $40 Billion Appeal

Court Tracks Analysis and Testimony of Compass Lexecon Affiliate Professor Robert M. Daines One of AIG’s largest shareholders, Starr International Company, Inc. (“Starr”) sued the United States, alleging that the Government’s acquisition of AIG equity in connection with its bailout of the firm and subsequent actions relating to a reverse … Continued

In Re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation

In May 2017, the State of Illinois reached a tentative settlement agreement with the last remaining Defendant in the last remaining proceeding in the multidistrict TFT-LCD price-fixing antitrust litigation. This capped roughly ten years of Compass Lexecon involvement, from the class certification phase of the case through this final settlement. … Continued