UK: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP Advises Rhodia on Sale of Polyurethane Flame Retardant Business to Albemarle
Last Updated: 24 July 2003

The Corporate Group at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP have advised Rhodia on the sale of their global polyurethane flame retardants business to Albemarle Corporation. The transaction completed on 23 July 2003.

Rhodia's polyurethane flame retardants business generated sales over 60 million euros in 2002.

As part of the transaction, Albemarle will acquire Rhodia's production site in Avonmouth in the United Kingdom. Rhodia will also supply Albemarle with 'Antiblaze' TM flame retardants and intermediates manufactured in its plants in Charleston (S.C, USA), Oldbury and Widnes (UK).

Rhodia is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals and is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges.

Corporate Partner, Andrew Copley led the MBR&M LLP team with corporate partners David Morrison and Richard Smith. Albemarle was advised by Hunton & Williams partners, Peter Kavanagh and Charles Ashton.

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Copley, Partner: 020 7782 8755
Angela Woodruff, Media Relations Manager: 020 7782 8804

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  • Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has 13 offices worldwide, including representations in the world's major financial centres; London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York. Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's London office consists of over 100 partners, 300 lawyers and a total staff of nearly 600. We deliver multi-jurisdictional advice to the world's leading companies, financial institutions and multinational businesses.
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