Corporate Advisory

Corporate Advisory

Wattyl
2010

Gresham was defence advisor to Wattyl Limited in relation its acquisition by the US-listed Valspar Corporation in September 2010.

Wattyl is a manufacturer of paint and coatings with a strong retail network across Australia and New Zealand. After receiving an initial proposal at $1.30 per share, the Wattyl Board unanimously recommended the acquisition at $1.67 in cash.  The transaction was completed by Scheme of Arrangement and provided Wattyl shareholders a 113% premium to the closing price of Wattyl shares prior to announcement of receipt of a proposal.

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