Acquisition of C/G Electrodes and Seadrift Coke

GrafTech International
2010 - 2010

The firm served as counsel to GrafTech International, a leading manufacturer of graphite electrodes, in connection with its approximately $700 million acquisition of C/G Electrodes (a U.S.-based graphite electrode maker) and Seadrift Coke (which manufactures a key raw material used to produce graphite electrodes).  Although the DOJ had blocked the acquisition of C/G by another graphite electrode maker in 2003, GrafTech was allowed to close its acquisition of C/G after a second request without any remedy.  GrafTech was permitted to close its acquisition of Seadrift after agreeing to a consent decree that addressed DOJ's concerns about GrafTech gaining access to its competitors' confidential information.


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