Press Release

Kirkland Advises BC Partners on the Sale of IMA Group to BDT & MSD Partners

Kirkland & Ellis advised BC Partners on the sale of IMA Group, a world leader in the design and manufacture of automatic packaging machines, to BDT & MSD Partners, a merchant bank. The Vacchi family remains the majority owner of IMA Group. The transaction is expected to close in late 2023, subject to the timing of customary regulatory approvals.

Read BDT & MSD Partners’ press release

The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Tom Bartram, David Higgins and Henry Birch and associate Sophie Thomas; antitrust partners Sally Evans, Matthew Sinclair-Thomson and Shahrzad Sadjadi and associate Samantha Jones; tax partner Mavnick Nerwal and associate Rohit Pisal; capital markets partner Matthew Merkle and associate Nicolò Ascione; and debt finance partner Kanesh Balasubramaniam.