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A Latham team advised the publicly traded, leading semiconductor technology company Wolfspeed, Inc. in two financing transactions that total up to US$4 billion, representing one of the largest private capital fundings, largest direct lending transactions, and largest growth financings of 2023. The financing supports Wolfspeed’s previously announced growth plans and is a significant step toward achieving Wolfspeed’s US$6.5 billion global capacity expansion.
A Latham London team advised the placement agents on ACG's US$1 billion acquisition of two cash-generative mining operations in Brazil. The deal creates a major new force in global critical metals focused on the western electric vehicle value chain. The mines produce nickel sulphide and copper concentrates that are refined in Europe and North America and then supplied to car manufacturers. The Atlantic Nickel, a nickel sulphide mine in Santa Rita, and the Mineraçao Vale Verde, a copper mine in Serrote, will be acquired on a cash- and debt-free basis.