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Metals and Mining

Natural resources are a vital part of the economy. Simpson Thacher lawyers have deep roots in the industry, including work for major coal producers and users as well as matters concerning the manufacturing and production of other minerals and metals.

Our representations have included:

  • Secure Natural Resources in its acquisition by Fortress Value Acquisition
  • Aura Minerals in its IPO and secondary offering of BDRs on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3)
  • Initial purchasers in nearly $11 billion of debt issuances by FMG Resources (August 2006) Pty Ltd
  • Underwriters in debt and equity offerings by U.S. Steel, aggregating over $10 billion
  • Blackstone in an investment in AZZ Inc. in connection with AZZ’s acquisition of Precoat Metals from Sequa Corporation
  • Gerdau in the sale of its Texas wire rod mill and two downstream facilities to Optimus Steel, and the sale of certain of its U.S. rebar production, fabrication and placing operations to Commercial Metals Company
  • Minsur in its secured loan financing

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