EI team led by Principal Philip Nelson helps obtain DOJ approval for tube manufacturing acquisition.

EI economists Philip Nelson, Henry McFarland, and Robert Stoner worked with lawyers at Akin Gump on behalf of French seamless steel tube producer Vallourec to obtain DOJ ‘s approval of Vallorec’s acquisition of three businesses from Grant Prideco Inc. The three businesses are Atlas Bradford, a firm that threads oil country tubular goods (OCTG); TCA, which specializes in heat treatment operations; and Tube-Alloy, which produces and repairs tubular accessories for the oil and gas industry.