SPCG has advised the shareholders of ANT Sp. z o.o. on the sale of shares to BBS Automation GmbH.
ANT, an industrial software developer, was founded in 2006. According to SPCG, "the high-tech company delivers worldwide a complex Industry 4.0 solution, improving factory’s efficiency in wide range of industries, including FMCG, Pharmaceutics, Automotive & Aviation, Household goods or Packages & building materials."
"Headquartered in Munich, Germany," SPCG reports, "BBS Automation GmbH develops flexible and high-quality automation solutions for complex manufacturing and testing processes. With production sites in Germany, the US, China and Malaysia, BBS Automation supports a diverse network of blue-chip customers on a global scale. BBS Automation is currently owned by [investment firm] EQT and the founders of BBS."
According to SPCG, "the combination of BBS Automation’s deep industrial automation expertise with ANT’s experience in software and data analytics will strengthen the ability to jointly develop integrated 'Industry 4.0' solutions."
The SPCG team was led by Partners Piotr Kaminski and Wawrzyniec Rajchel.
SPCG did not reply to our request for more information about the deal or about counsel for the buyers.
Editor's Note: After this article was published CEE Legal Matters was informed that Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised BBS on the deal.