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DEAL DIRECTORY INTERNATIONAL
of the funding by Eline increase their long-term growth
Meesseman at Simmons & prospects in the renewable
Red-D-Arc
Simmons in Brussels. energy market.” acquisition of A&N Group
Meesseman said the group is An engineering due diligence
a long-standing client of the review was provided at Nord’s
This announcement appears as a matter of record only
firm. “We were once again request by global professional
UK legal adviser to Airgas:
services firm Sinclair Knight
Merz (SKM).
The firm also supplied
technical and contract advice to
“We were once again
the debt provider, as well as on
happy to work closely with the power and heat sales and
the local management
implementation arrangements.
Dutch legal adviser to Airgas:
SKM’s team, led by David
and Foronex to combine
Brimelow, a technical manager
the strengths of Shanks in its European power and
and Intringergy to
industry team, also advised on
the selection of a suitable
increase their long-term
contractor to build the plant.
growth prospects in the “The choice of technology
for a project of this type can
US legal adviser:
renewable energy market”
change significantly during its
development,” Brimelow said.
“In this case, two types of
gasifier were considered by the
happy to work closely with the client and reviewed by SKM
local management and Foronex before deciding on the more
to combine the strengths of conventional grate combustion
Shanks and Intrinergy to solution,” he added. ■
RED-D-ARC EXPANDS BEYOND THE US
Red-D-Arc, a venture offering acquisition, led by partner
rental welding, positioning and Keith Black, who said, “Airgas
related services through more is a long-standing client of
than 40 service centres in the Morgan Lewis, and the
US, Canada and Mexico, has acquisition of the A&N Group
expanded eastwards, acquiring represents its first outside the
A&N Plant in the UK and A&N US. The teams in the US and
Europe in the Netherlands. the UK, working closely with
The deal creates a new unit our partners at Stek in the
of Red-D-Arc, which is owned Netherlands, ensured an
by Airgas, a US distributor efficient and seamless closing
of industrial, medical and in multiple jurisdictions.”
speciality gases, and hard goods. Stek was Dutch legal
A&N Plant serves a diverse counsel to Airgas, led by
customer base in offshore partner Maarten van der Graaf,
and onshore oil and gas, who explained: “The deal
petrochemicals, power generation involved the simultaneous
and environmental industries. acquisition of UK and Dutch
Mitch Imielinksi, president at companies for which the
Red-D-Arc, commented, “Our financing also had to be
goal is that A&N will serve as an arranged and put in place.
important base as we expand The deal required us to
our operations.” cooperate closely with Airgas’s
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Law firm Morgan Lewis deal team and with their US
advised Airgas on the and UK counsel.” ■
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