Baker & McKenzie Advises Optima On Steel Co. Deal

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 4:03 PM EST) -- Optima Specialty Steel Inc. agreed to buy North America’s largest cold finished steel bar producer Niagara LaSalle Corp.  from New York private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. LLC, middle-market investment bank Harris Williams & Co. announced Tuesday.

The bank, which advised Niagara on the pending sale, said Optima plans to acquire 100 percent of the New York-based steel bar producer, which would join Optima seamless tubes manufacturing unit Michigan Seamless Tube LLC as a major part of the company, Harris Williams said in a statement....
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