LS Cable in Acquisition of Superior Essex; Largest Cross-Border Tender Offer by a Korean Company

August 11, 2008

Cleary Gottlieb represented LS Cable Ltd., a leading wire and cable manufacturer based in Korea, in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Superior Essex Inc., a Nasdaq-listed wire and cable manufacturer based in Atlanta, Georgia.

The transaction created the third largest wire and cable manufacturing company in the world, with pro forma consolidated 2007 revenues of $12.8 billion. This transaction represents the largest cross-border tender offer by a Korean company to date.