3 Firms Drive Go-Private Deal Valuing Italy's IMA At €3B

Law360 (July 29, 2020, 3:54 PM EDT) -- BC Partners is teaming up with one of the primary shareholders of IMA SpA to take the machine manufacturer private in a deal that values the Italian company at €2.93 billion ($3.45 billion) and is guided by Kirkland & Ellis, White & Case and NCTM Studio Legale, according to a Wednesday statement.

The agreement sees funds advised by BC Partners LLP acquiring a roughly 20% stake in IMA from SOFIMA Società Finanziaria Macchine Automatiche SpA, according to the statement. Formed in 1961 and based in Bologna, Italy, IMA makes automatic machines that process and package pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, tobacco, tea and...

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