LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – New York – July 9, 2007 – Debevoise &…

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – New York – July 9, 2007 –
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising the executors of the estate of Norman E. Alexander and certain entities owned or controlled by them, owners of approximately 54% of the voting power of the Sequa Corporation (“Sequa”), in the execution of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which The Carlyle Group will acquire Sequa in a transaction valued at approximately $2.7 billion.

Debevoise is acting as co-counsel with the Alexander family’s regular
outside counsel, Hartman & Craven LLP. The merger is subject to the
approval of Sequa stockholders and customary closing conditions and
regulatory approvals.

Sequa Corporation is a diversified manufacturer with seven discrete
operating units in the following industries: aerospace, automotive,
metal coating, specialty chemical, industrial machinery, and other
products. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm
with offices in New York, Washington D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt,
Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Robert F. Quaintance, Jr. and
includes partner William D. Regner and associates Dmitriy A.
Tartakovskiy, Suzie C. Alway and Adam S. Reuben. The Hartman & Craven
team is led by partner Neal T. Dorman.

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Suzanne Elio
Media Relations – Marketing Department
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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New York, NY 10022
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