Transaction: ESCO and Sonoco

21.11.2019

Wardyński & Partners has advised ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) in the divestment of its Technical Packaging business segment.

The transaction (announced on 18 November 2019) encompassed sale of ESCO’s Technical Packaging business segment, consisting of Thermoform Engineered Quality LLC (TEQ), Plastique Ltd. and Plastique sp. z o.o. to subsidiaries of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON), a global manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina.

The project is expected to be finalised upon receipt of certain customary regulatory approvals with expected gross cash proceeds of $187 million subject to typical post-closing adjustments.

Wardyński & Partners teamed-up with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, who acted as a lead legal advisor to ESCO on this project.

ESCO, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri: Manufactures highly-engineered filtration and fluid control products for the aviation, navy, space and process markets worldwide, as well as composite-based products and solutions for navy, defense and industrial customers; is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products; provides diagnostic instruments, software and services for the benefit of industrial power users and the electric utility and renewable energy industries; and, produces custom thermoformed packaging, pulp-based packaging, and specialty products for medical and commercial markets. Further information regarding ESCO and its subsidiaries is available on the Company’s website at www.escotechnologies.com.