Baker McKenzie has advised Synerlink, a subsidiary of the Barry-Wehmiller group, in the context of the acquisition of Sogameca.
The addition of Sogameca will extend Synerlink’s production capacity for its Aprium end-of-line business and allow it to develop its spare parts and tool cutting and sharpening services.
Synerlink designs and produces complete integrated packaging lines for the agri-food industry in general. It is a subsidiary of the Barry-Wehmiller group, a global provider of design and production services for packaging solutions to be used in numerous industrial sectors. The Barry-Wehmiller group has a headcount of over 11,000 throughout the world, with expected turnover of more than 2.4 billion dollars in 2016.
Sogameca is a manufacturer of precision machines and cutting tool technology for industry. The company specialises in the design and manufacture of cutting tools, in the study and manufacture of special machines and custom-made workpieces. Sogameca, based in Le Mans, has a total workforce of 85.
The Baker McKenzie Paris team included Antoine Caillard (counsel), Guillaume Nataf (counsel) and Noemie Devico (associate) in M&A.
Synerlink was advised on tax aspects by a team from Desfilis led by Sophie Fournier-Dedoyard (partner) and Diane Dubail (associate).
The sellers were advised by the firm Villey Girard Grolleaud with Pascale Girard (partner) and Frédérick Wlodkowski (associate).