Baker McKenzie advised Synerlink, a subsidiary of the Barry-Wehmiller group, on the acquisition of the ERMI group, a leading manufacturer of fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for the agri-food industry.

The addition of ERMI completes Synerlink’s broad range of packaging solutions and extends the company’s export network.

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 a turnover of 2.4 billion dollars in 2016.

ERMI, based in Dreux, France, is a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean and aseptic fill-seal bottle and cup fillers for milk, desserts, yogurt and juices. Created in 2000, the company today has 65 employees and an annual turnover of 18 million euros.

Baker McKenzie advised Synerlink with a team composed of Stéphane Davin (Partner), Guillaume Nataf (counsel) and Diane Kisler (associate) on M&A aspects.

ERMI was advised by the firm Hadengue et Associés with Chrystèle Simon.

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