07 04 2016

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Acquires Alliance Tire Group For $1.2 Billion

Simpson Thacher is representing KKR and the other selling shareholders in the announced sale of all the shares of the Alliance Tire Group to Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. for approximately $1.2 billion.


Closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other necessary closing procedures.  ATG has developed a highly specialized business in the manufacture and sale of tires for agricultural, industrial, construction and forestry machinery. ATG sells radial and bias tires for the aforementioned types of vehicles in 120 countries around the world, with a focus on the North American and European markets.  The Simpson Thacher team included Katie Sudol (Picture), Sandra Kister, and Sonya Ho (M&A); Tristan Brown and Linda Barrett (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Katharine Moir and Judy Yan (Tax); and David Vann and Étienne Renaudeau (Antitrust). Associate Brian Mathes also provided assistance. Involved fees earner: Kathryn King Sudol - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sandra Kister - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sonya Ho - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tristan Brown - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Linda Barrett - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katharine Moir - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Judy Yan - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; David Vann - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Étienne Renaudeau - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

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