Baker McKenzie advised Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH, a division of Barry-Wehmiller, on its acquisition of BICMA Hygiene Technologie GmbH.

The transaction closed on January 31, 2018. Winkler+Dünnebier will continue the BICMA business based in Mayen, Germany. Baker McKenzie advised Winkler+Dünnebier on all legal aspects of the transaction.

"The transaction complements our client's Hygiene Solutions business unit, which manufactures machines that produce facial tissue and hygiene products. The collaboration will drive growth for both entities in the rapidly expanding hygiene market. We are delighted that we were able to advise Winkler+Dünnebier and Barry-Wehmiller on this third acquisition within a few months," comments Corporate/M&A-Partner Gerald Schumann.

Baker McKenzie already advised Barry-Wehmiller on the acquisition of Winkler+Dünnebier in 2015.

Winkler+Dünnebier was established in 1913 and is a globally renowned market leader for integrated solutions for the mail, tissue and hygiene industry sectors. Winkler+Dünnebier operates as an independent business unit within Barry-Wehmiller’s Converting Solutions Platform, alongside Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC).

BICMA Hygiene Technologie, based in Mayen, Germany, designs and manufactures machinery for the production of hygiene products in the personal-care sector.

Baker McKenzie's Corporate / M&A team regularly advises on domestic and international transactions and restructurings. Most recently, Baker McKenzie advised LKQ Corporation on the acquisition of the Stahlgruber GmbH, Sika on the acquisition of Faist ChemTec, Materialize NV on the acquisition of ACTech GmbH, Sulzer AG on the acquisition of Transcodent, Trimble on the acquisition of Müller-Elektronik, Tokheim Service Group on a strategic partnership with Kärcher, SPIE on the acquisition of LÜCK Group, Grünenthal Group on the acquisition of Adhesys Medical GmbH, Flowserve Corporation on the sale of the Gestra Group, ZF Friedrichshafen on the sale of the Cherry Group, GFKL on the acquisition of the Tesch Group and CORESTATE on the acquisition of HFS Financial Services and Hannover Leasing.

Baker McKenzie team:


Corporate/M&A: Gerald Schumann (partner, Munich)


Corporate/M&A: Hanna Lütkens (associate, Munich), Dr. Christoph Dachner (associate, Munich)
Employment: Dr. Hagen Köckeritz (partner, Frankfurt), Sarah Greenlee (associate, Frankfurt), Dr. Anna Verena Böhm (counsel, Frankfurt)
Antitrust: Dr. Nicolas Kredel (partner, Dusseldorf), Clara Dust (associate, Dusseldorf)

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