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Eversheds advises TriMas Corporation on expanding its international portfolio

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    Global law firm Eversheds has advised US based TriMas Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer of engineered and applied products on four significant acquisitions.

    The initial deal involved advising the firm’s Lamons energy business on expanding its manufacturing capability and product portfolio in Europe with the acquisition of Wulfrun Specialised Fasteners Limited for approximately $9.6 million. With operations in the United Kingdom, Wulfrun is a manufacturer and distributer of specialty bolting and CNC machined components for use in critical oil and gas, pipeline and power generation applications.

    The second deal concerned advising TriMas’ TriMotive operations on its acquisition of C.P. Witter Limited, a leading manufacturer of highly-engineered towbars and cargo management products located in the United Kingdom.

    Eversheds partner Robin Johnson led on the deals, assisted by Principal Associate Wyn Jones and Senior Associate David Milne.

    In the third European acquisition in Germany and Finland, TriMas’ TriMotive operations purchased a German and Finnish towbar business from AL-KO SE, an international diversified producer of automotive engineering.

    M&A partner Christof Lamberts lead on the German/Finnish deal, assisted by Counsel Holger Holle and Associate Sabine Wagner. Evershed’s Finnish associate firm Bützow Attorneys Ltd. advised on the Finnish elements of the transaction.

    In the fourth deal, through its Thai associate Timblick & Partners Ltd., Eversheds also advised Lamons on the acquisition of the business of Tat Lee (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a niche manufacturer of spiral wound gaskets and metal jacketed gaskets. Tat Lee supplies specialty and other gaskets to operators in the oil and gas industry in Thailand.

    Robin Johnson, Head of Eversheds Diversified Industrials Sector commented:

    “It is a pleasure to have advised TriMas on these four significant deals, as the company continues to expand its global footprint and product portfolio across Europe and Asia.”

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