20 05 2016

FMC merges with Technip in a $13 Billion Deal

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Latham & Watkins and Veil Jourde have advised on the deal


FMC Technologies Inc. and French oil-services rival Technip SA agreed to merge, forming a significant new player in an energy industry. The combined company had $20 billion in revenue last year. Technip SA designs and constructs industrial facilities. The Company, led by Thierry Pilenko, Julian D Waldron, Knut Boe, Marco Villa and Hallvard Hasselknippe,  designs and builds factories which produce and process petroleum products, natural gas, and chemicals, and generate electricity. FMC Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services systems and products used in offshore, particularly deepwater, exploration, and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company, led by John T Gremp, Douglas J Pferdehirt, Maryann T Mannen, Dianne B Ralston and Tore H Halvorsen, is based in Houston. Latham represented FMC Technologies with a team led by Mark Gerstein, Bradley Faris, Patrick Laporte (Picture),  Richard Butterwick (M&A), Robin Struve (Employment), Nicholas DeNovio (Tax), Douglas Greenburg (Dispute Resolutions). Davis Polk & Wardwell has adviseTechnip with  William Aaronson, Brian Wolfe, Jacques Naquet-Radiguet and Juliette Loget. Darrois, has advised adviseTechnip with a team led by Jean-Michel Darrois, Bertrand Cardi, Benjamin Burman (M&A), Vincent Agulhon (Tax),  Henri Savoie and Patrick Mèle (Public Law). Veil Jourde has advised Bpifrance Participations - one of Technip's shareholders - with a team including Pierre Deval. Involved fees earner: Pierre Deval - Veil Jourde; Mark Gerstein - Latham & Watkins; Bradley Faris - Latham & Watkins; Patrick Laporte - Latham & Watkins; Richard Butterwick - Latham & Watkins; Robin Struve - Latham & Watkins; Nicholas DeNovio - Latham & Watkins; Douglas Greenburg - Latham & Watkins; William H. Aaronson - Davis Polk & Wardwell; Brian Wolfe - Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jacques Naquet-Radiguet - Davis Polk & Wardwell; Juliette Loget - Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jean-Michel Darrois - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier; Bertrand Cardi - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier; Benjamin Burman - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier; Vincent Agulhon - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier; Henri Savoie - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier; Patrick Mèle - Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier;

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