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Goodman Derrick acts for leading energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media on its acquisition of Oleochem Analytics

Goodman Derrick LLP has represented leading energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media on its acquisition of Oleochem Analytics. Oleochem is a provider of renewable chemicals market information, providing price assessments, market intelligence, news, and analytics for the global oleochemical and pine chemical markets.

Argus Media, an independent media organisation with approximately 1,100 staff, is headquartered in London and has 26 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading and production centres. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences.

Argus Media chairman and chief executive Adrian Binks said:

"Oleochem Analytics is an excellent extension to our coverage of renewables and complements Argus' growth strategy. With its high-quality products and favourable market tailwinds, it has attracted a very impressive customer base. We are pleased to add market experts with unparalleled sector expertise to our team and further expand our chemicals coverage."

Goodman Derrick’s corporate law team comprised Paul Webb, Partner, and Richard Pull, Senior Associate.

Paul Webb commented:

“We were delighted to act for Argus Media on this transaction which extends Argus’ reach into a broader renewable chemicals market. The cross border nature meant that we worked closely with Spanish counsel (ECIJA) and with the Argus in-house legal team to ensure that completion occurred on schedule.”

Further information

Paul Webb, Partner, +44 (0)20 7421 7956, pwebb@gdlaw.co.uk

James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, +44 (0)20 7421 7968, jcaulfield@gdlaw.co.uk

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