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Freshfields represents Sonoco in its $1.35B acquisition of Ball Metalpack

Freshfields is representing Sonoco Products Company in its acquisition of Ball Metalpack, a leading manufacturer of sustainable metal packaging for food and household products and the largest aerosol producer in North America, for $1.35 billion in cash before taking into consideration tax benefits with an estimated net present value of approximately $180 million. Ball Metalpack is a joint venture owned by Platinum Equity (51 percent) and Ball Corporation (49 percent).

Details about the transaction can be found here.

The Freshfields team is led by corporate/M&A partner Damien Zoubek and counsel Zheng (Jonathan) Zhou, and associates Vinita Sithapathy, Lucy Lei, Max Neumann, Annie Powderly and Jenny Park; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Lori Goodman and associates Andrew Herman and Jeffrey Anand; financing partner Dave Almroth and associates Chris Milla, Skyler Splinter and Andy Esmond; capital markets partner Pamela Marcogliese and associate Daniel Fox; regulatory partner Justin-Stewart Teitelbaum, counsel Laura Onken and associate Iris Zhou; tax partner Robert Scarborough and associate Thomas Bourneuf; IP/tech transactions partner Mena Kaplan and associates Marissa Yu and Jennifer Lei; data privacy and security partner Christine Lyon, counsel Brock Dahl and associate Elvira Sihvola; litigation partner David Livshiz and associate Rachel Johnson; and compliance counsel Stephanie Brown-Cripps and associate Tim Chen.


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