Fried Frank acted as counsel to Higman Marine, Inc. and its affiliated companies (“Higman”) in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) for approximately US$419 million in cash. Higman, based in Houston, Texas, is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services for bulk liquid petroleum and chemical cargoes. Kirby Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, is the nation's largest domestic tank barge operator transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along all three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii.
The Fried Frank team was led by corporate partner Steven Epstein and included corporate partners Caroline Sandberg and Matthew V. Soran; antitrust and competition partner Nathaniel L. Asker; executive compensation & ERISA partner Adam Kaminsky; litigation partner Stephen M. Juris; tax partner Michael J. Alter; corporate real estate special counsel Jessica H. Mayes; intellectual property and technology special counsel Jason L. Greenberg; corporate associates Dionne N. Julius, Ariana Omar, Ross M. Sarraf, and Roy Tannenbaum; antitrust and competition associate Aleksandr B. Livshits; environmental associates Samuel K. Dykstra and Mary Beth Phipps; executive compensation & ERISA associate Samantha Steinfeld Rozell; intellectual property and technology associate Alana Berrocal Rodriguez; litigation associate Andrew B. Cashmore; tax associate Thomas A. Mitchell and corporate law clerk Arielle D. Matza.