The Corporate and Commercial team at Ellisons Solicitors represented the shareholders of International Packaging Solutions Limited (the parent company of PLF International Limited) (“PLF”) during the transaction for the sale of the company to an American buyer, JBT Corporation (“JBT”), which completed on 31st July 2017.

PLF, founded in 1994, specialises in the design and manufacture of powder filling systems which are used worldwide, including in the global food and beverage markets. JBT, based in Chicago, are a worldwide employer and a technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry.

The complexity and value of this transaction is further evidence of how the team at Ellisons have cemented their position in the corporate marketplace as an experienced go-to team providing support and advice in high value mergers and acquisitions.

The transaction was led by David Heller (Corporate Solicitor), Philip Roberts (Commercial Property Partner) and Julian Outen (Employment Partner).

David commented that: “We have worked alongside Mark and his team at PLF for a number of years. It has been a pleasure to witness the growth in the business and to be able to assist the shareholders in implementing their exit strategy.”

Mark Emond, shareholder of PLF commented: “I would like to thank the entire Ellisons’ team for their fantastic support throughout the process. They have assisted and guided us from the initial expression of interest received for the business by the JBT Corporation. Prior to the sale. Ellisons’ professionalism, efficiency and dedication has helped tremendously in supporting the growth of the business to the success it is today. It has been a pleasure, and sometimes a relief, as the pressure increased for us to be working with a great team of professional people throughout the negotiation, resulting in a successful sale, transition, and securing the future of the PLF International brand for many years to come.”

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