Republic of Georgia Selects Anaklia Development Consortium to Build a Deep Sea Port in Anaklia

Georgia’s Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development today announced that the Anaklia Development Consortium LLC has been awarded the contract to build and develop a Deep Sea Port in Anaklia. The $2.5 billion project will establish a new maritime corridor between China and Europe, helping restore the historic Silk Road and stimulating national and regional economic growth.

GAF Announces the Acquisition of Icopal

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Icopal (“the Company”), a leading pan-European manufacturer of roofing and other waterproofing products, from Investcorp Ltd for approximately €1 billion. The transaction, which builds upon GAF’s market-leading products by adding a portfolio of high-quality brands in Europe and the United States, will create the world’s pre-eminent roofing company. The acquisition is expected to close by the second quarter of 2016.