USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billion
Client(s) USG Corporation
Jones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion. Under the terms of the merger agreement, USG stockholders received $44.00 per share, which included $43.50 per share in cash payable at closing and a $0.50 per share special dividend that was paid following stockholder approval of the transaction. The resulting company will be a global building materials industry leader that combines USG'S and Knauf's highly complementary businesses, products, and global footprint.