Debevoise Advises Elliott in Its Investment in Speyside Continuation Fund

7 September 2023

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised Elliott Investment Management in its investment leading Speyside Equity Advisers’ continuation fund to support future growth initiatives of its portfolio company, Opta Group LLC. For more information, please see the company’s press release.

Speyside is a Detroit-based private equity firm. Opta is a leading supplier of performance materials and solutions in the molten metal, infrastructure and specialty chemical industries.

The Debevoise team was led by M&A partner Kevin Schmidt and included partner Alan Kartashkin, counsel Zhiyan Cao and Keith Slattery, associates Kayleigh Anderson, Tiancheng (TC) Huang, Ilana Madorsky and Aleksei Shapovalov, finance partner Ramya Tiller, associate Max Lovrin and law clerk Lachlan Conroy, executive benefits and employee compensation partner Meir Katz and associate Maayan Stein, banking partner Satish Kini and counsel Robert Dura, tax partner Rafael Kariyev, associate Robert Nelson-Sullivan and law clerk Avi Leiner, investment management partner Sally Bergmann, antitrust partners Timothy McIver and Michael Schaper, counsel Kyra Bromley and international counsel Anne-Mette Heemsoth and Sergej Bräuer, environmental counsel Stuart Hammer and associate Harry Zirlin, and litigation international counsel Konstantin Bureiko and associate Brandon Fetzer.