Akin Gump Advises Sterling Chemicals, Inc. in its Acquisition by Eastman Chemical Company

A team of Akin Gump attorneys advised Houston-based petrochemical producer Sterling Chemicals, Inc. in its acquisition by Eastman Chemical Company, a global chemical company headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee. The $100 million transaction was announced on June 22, 2011, and the merger is expected to close during the third quarter of 2011.