White & Case advises IMA on closing of investment from BDT & MSD Partners

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised IMA and its controlling shareholders on the closing of the sale by BC Partners of its interest to BDT & MSD Partners, a merchant bank serving the distinct needs of business owners and strategic, long-term investors.

The Vacchi family remains the controlling shareholder of the IMA holding company.

Founded in 1961, IMA sells and services automation machinery for the packaging and processing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, tea, coffee and other food products, and e-mobility solutions in more than 80 countries and had approximately €2 billion in revenue in 2022.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Michael Immordino (London & Milan), Leonardo Graffi (Milan & London) and included partner Alessandro Seganfreddo and partner of counsel Caitlin Powell Gimpel, associates Edoardo Avato, Valerio Bianchi, Daniele Pojani and Roberta Monasterolo and lawyer Lucia Onofri (all Milan). Financing aspects were led by a joint London and Milan team comprising partners James Greene (London) and Evgeny Scirtò Ostrovskiy (Milan & London), and associate Alessio D’Alessandro (Milan). FDI and antitrust aspects were advised by partners Orion Berg (Paris) and Tilman Kuhn (Düsseldorf & Brussels) and associates Cornelius Börner, Elisa Coppo (both Brussels) and Tommaso Poli (Brussels & Milan).

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