Plastic Srl sold to TriMas


Our international network (ICFG) partner based in Milan, Italy has advised on the sale of Forli based manufacturer, Plastic Srl, to TriMas. Plastic Srl is a privately-owned manufacturer of polymeric caps and closures for home care product applications, based in Forli, Italy.  Following this transaction, Plastic Srl will become a wholly owned division of TriMas’ packaging business, Rieke. Reike is part of the Multinational TriMas Corporation, manufacturing closures and dispensing systems for the global market.  Serving a huge [...]

Disposal of Eucrea Group


Our German ICFG partner, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung based in Stuttgart, advised on the sale of operating divisions of the Eucrea group of companies, to the Binder Group, headquartered in Neckarsulm near Stuttgart.  The operations of the Eucrea Group, comprising FMB, a leading provider of surface coatings for high-tech products and the selective processing of bulk goods, Weinbrecht & Kücherer, a specialist in functional and decorative plating using precious metals, and Eucrea Industrieservice, a manufacturer of specialist plant [...]

Disposal of pharmacy distributor Straight


Carmin Finance, ICFG member based in Paris, has advised a group of private investors in the sale of wholesale pharmacy distributor, Straight.  Straight, an innovative wholesaler and distributor serving the whole of France from one single site has been sold to Horizon Pharma.  Horizon Pharma is one of the companies belonging to a group which specialises in logistics and IT for the Pharmacy sector.  Through the acquisition, Horizon Pharma now commands a national position. Christophe Pothier, Partner at Carmin [...]

ChromaCon AG sold to YMC Co Ltd


A. Vaccani & Partbers ("AVP"), our international network member in Switzerland, has advised ChromaCon AG on the sale of their business to YMC Co., Ltd, based in Kyoto, Japan.  ChromaCon will continue to operate as part of the YMC Group of companies. ChromaCon AG, based in Zurich, is a life science tool company. They are a leader in continuous chromatography technologies and market laboratory-scale purification systems employing its process technologies, process simulation and operating software. ChromaCon has pioneered [...]

Disposal of Castello Italia S.P.A


CIGP Group, ICFG member based in the Hong-Kong, has advised the shareholders of Chemical Project Holding on the sale of a majority stake in its plastic extrusion business, Castello, to the Italian Private Equity firm Arcadia. CIGP exclusively advised Chemical Project Holding s.r.l (“CPH”) on the sale of a 75% stake in its specialist plastic extrusion business, Castello Italia S.p.A. (“Castello”), to Arcadia SGR S.p.A (“Arcadia”). Castello, founded in 1965, is a leading manufacturer of speciality plastic pipes [...]

SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Disposal


Our German ICFG partner, Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung assisted the international competitive transaction process for SHW, a traditional German firm, and brought it to a successful conclusion. SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH is a mid-cap engineering firm based in Aalen-Wasseralfingen, Baden-Württemberg. Its focus lies on the development and manufacture of large machining centers with extremely long axes. The company employs around 280 staff in the group, spread among the headquarters in Aalen-Wasseralfingen and the distribution and service branches in China, [...]

Management Buyout of Whistl


HMT LLP advised Dutch group PostNL B.V. on the transfer of UK subsidiary, Whistl UK Ltd and its subsidiaries (“Whistl”), to its management team. Headquartered in Marlow, Whistl (formerly TNT Post) is the second largest postal operator in the UK after Royal Mail, turning over more than £600m per annum.  Its core Down Stream Access business has over 56% market share in the UK, handling around 3.75 bn items of mail, alongside an established Door Drop Media division. In addition [...]

Disposal of The Green Board Game Company Ltd to Searainbow Group Ltd


HMT LLP advised the shareholders of High Wycombe-based The Green Board Game Company Ltd (“Green Board Game Co”) on their disposal to Searainbow Group Ltd (Searainbow). Established in 1991, Green Board Game Co invent and produce environmentally friendly games for families and groups to learn and play together. Green Board Game Co products include the best-selling BrainBox range, educational card games for children and Name 5, and many other educational games and colouring books for children. Green Board Game Co [...]

Disposal of Friarwood Wine


HMT LLP has recently advised the shareholders of Friarwood Limited (“Friarwood”) on its business and assets disposal to a private Canadian buyer. Established in 1967 by the late Peter Bowen, Friarwood established itself at the forefront of the fine wine market in the 1970s and 1980s sourcing directly from the great Bordeaux houses and was recognised as one of the most dynamic independent wine merchants in the UK. With its roots in the fine wine market, Friarwood cellared on with enviable [...]

Disposal of The History Press Inc. to Arcadia Publishing


HMT LLP advised private equity backed The History Press Ltd (‘The History Press’) on the disposal of their US subsidiary The History Press Inc. to American publisher Arcadia Publishing (‘Arcadia’).  The History Press is a UK-based publishing group of distinctive ‘general and local interest' history books with subsidiaries in Western Europe and the US. The History Press has published more than 20,000 titles globally. The History Press Inc.has published more than 2,000 history titles since 2004. In July 2014, The [...]