Constellium is a world leader in the manufacturing of high-quality aluminium products and solutions. Constellium is the new name for Alcan Engineered Products, the downstream aluminium division of Rio Tinto which was sold to Apollo at the end of 2010.
Alcan International Network (“Alcan”) engages in the sale of raw materials and equipment for metals industries, industrial products, and chemicals and minerals. The Company also provides marketing and commercial services for metals and chemical markets.
Role of Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps was the exclusive sell side advisor on planning and executing the carve out and the sale. Duff & Phelps had detailed involvement in preparation of the pro-forma information for the carve-out-scope and performed a sophisticated analysis of global strategic buyers.
A two-year long private equity acquisition of a global Aluminum products producer resulted in a decision to dispose of non-core assets including a specialty chemicals minerals trading distribution business with €500m in turnover across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The transaction closed in December 2011.