Manufacturing, Chemicals, & Industrials
Enhancing performance, improving production, and protecting freedom to operate
Companies in the manufacturing, chemicals, and industrials sector are undergoing major transformations as digital technology reinvents supply chains and creates new opportunities for growth and value creation. At the same time, the industry has been buffeted by intensifying political scrutiny, complex legal disputes, and stringent regulations due to transforming consumer expectations and environmental concerns. Now more than ever, industry leaders must make bold strategic and operational moves to enhance performance, improve product lines, and protect freedom to operate.
Ankura’s deep expertise in turnaround and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, risk assessment and mitigation, and dispute resolution helps our clients Protect, Create, and Recover ValueTM in critical moments of change and disruption.
Our global team of experts and advisors brings real-world experience from the factories and board rooms of manufacturing, chemicals, and industrial companies. We cover all major geographies and work with global diversified corporations and suppliers to address their most complex challenges.
We heighten organizational performance, improve flexibility, and drive financial results by engaging hourly employees, refining operating practices, and executing negotiations with labor unions.
Our team of experts and advisors are trusted partners who drive finance-enabled business performance.
We have the world’s leading joint venture and partnership practice, advising clients on joint venture and partnership transactions, as well as on the governance, organizational design, and restructuring of existing ventures.
Ankura assists clients in class action matters, including consumer fraud, labor and employment, product liability, false advertising, and antitrust and securities violations.
We work with clients to plan and execute divestitures and spin-offs, including providing interim management and change management support, to drive value and minimize disruption.
We deliver stability to unstable situations and create value through strategic, operational, and financial solutions.
Regional Chemicals Company
Structuring a $3 Billion Joint Venture Transaction
Ankura advised a large North American chemicals company on the strategy and execution of a major petrochemical joint venture transaction with a partner in the Asia Pacific region. Our team conducted an outside-in review of the partner's joint venture history, profiled analogous transaction structures, identified key deal choices, and developed deal term options. As part of a one-day deal option working session, we designed the preferred deal construct and drove the design of the term sheet that was later used in deal negotiations.