Osborne Clarke advised long term client Wallenius Wilhemsen on the acquisition of ALS. ALS is well known for delivering innovative logistics solutions for oversized, exceptional, and heavy lift cargo including transportation, port handling, storage and customs. With the full acquisition of ALS, Wallenius Wilhelmsen builds a strong asset-light capability to expand and complement its asset-based services and offer full door-to-door solutions for customers.
The Osborne Clarke cross-border team advising Wallenius Wilhemsen was led by partner Herke van Hulst and included Angela Saldanha and Florien Sanders (both Corporate M&A), Job van der Pol and Aram Hovanesjan (Tax), Jim Margry, Sabine van Baren and Rosalie Zwarthoed (all Employment and Pensions), Kim Hoefman and Benthe Janssen (Real Estate) and Gianna Hendriks (TMC) from Osborne Clarke Netherlands.
This deal was a cross border deal with support of our Osborne Clarke offices in the UK, led by corporate partner Sara Valentine and Anna Mattingley. Belgium, led by corporate partner David Haex and Shahine Kalantari, Karen Calvo Vleugels, Bernd De Marrez, Nesibe Cilingir and Lucas Lenaerts. Germany, led by corporate partner Philip Meichssner and Johanna Baumann, Marcus Darchinger and Laura-Sophie Schroers. And Italy, led by corporate partner Giuliano Lanzavecchia and Chiara Carioti and Vincenzo Colasante.
Osborne Clarke’s corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the technology sector, working with global businesses to fast-growth market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.