February 9, 1998

Alston & Bird Partner Timothy S. Perry to Address Conference on Financing & Structuring Chemical Company Mergers, Acquisition & Joint Ventures

Recognizing the growing interest among chemical companies in tapping into potentially lucrative emerging markets, Timothy S. Perry, partner and head of the International Practice Group of Alston & Bird LLP will participate in a conference on "Financing & Structuring Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures in the Emerging Markets for Chemical Companies." To be held on February 23rd & 24th in Baltimore, MD, the seminar will focus on the latest financing techniques and strategies for chemical companies; expansion into emerging markets through mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Mr. Perry will present a special pre-conference workshop on "The Nuts-&-Bolts of International Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures" on Monday, February 23rd. The workshop will present an in-depth discussion of how the international M & A and joint venture process works, including:

• Structuring and Negotiating a transaction.

• Key Success Factors in the Post-Merger Integration.

• Unique aspects of International mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

• The Risks of doing business in Emerging Markets.

Timothy S. Perry's practice area focuses on acquisitions and international business transactions, with a particular expertise in Latin America. Mr. Perry's clients include
U.S.-based manufacturers and service companies acquiring businesses, making investments or establishing operations outside the U.S., as well as foreign companies acquiring businesses or establishing operations in the U.S. In addition to Latin America, Mr. Perry has been active in international commercial transactions in Europe and Asia.

The workshop precedes the conference itself, which features a faculty of senior level chemical industry executives and investment bankers, including representatives from Union Carbide Corporation, J.P. Morgan, Newcourt Capital, M.A. Hanna Company, Alliance Management Group and Zurich-American Insurance Group, among others. The conference will cover the most important issues in identifying and analyzing suitable merger, acquisition and joint venture partners in the emerging markets, and the latest strategies for negotiating, structuring, and financing the transactions. The program will also include sessions on tapping the U.S. institutional market as a long-term funding source; tax strategies and tax compliance issues; and mitigating political risk in emerging markets.
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