DLA Piper and Bojanovic and Partners has advised Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), which is part of the Barry-Wehmiller group, on the acquisition of STAX Technologies, headquartered in Čačak, Serbia. The acquisition strengthens PCMC’s tissue packaging product line offering. It is the first acquisition by the Barry-Wehmiller group in Serbia. Signing and closing of the transaction occurred simultaneously at the end of September 2019.

STAX Technologies is a market leader in the tissue packaging equipment industry, whose core product offerings include wrappers, bundlers, casepackers and palletizers.

Established in 1919, PCMC is a leader in tissue converting, packaging, flexographic printing, bag converting and nonwovens technology with four production centers in the U.S., England, Italy and Belgium, and 1,000 employees worldwide.

Barry-Wehmiller group is a global supplier of manufacturing technology and services, serving a diverse platform of industries: packaging, paper converting, sheeting, corrugating, engineering and IT consulting. It comprises ten separate operating companies and employs over 12,000 employees worldwide. The annual revenue is approximately USD 3 billion.

Bojanovic and Partners under the lead of partner Vladimir Bojanović and senior associate Petar Delić, worked alongside the DLA Piper team (led by partner Gerald Schumann and included senior associate Hanna Lütkens, both Corporate/M&A, Munich),  that coordinated and provided advice on all legal aspects of the transaction.