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Eversheds Bianchini acts on acquisition of ADS2 Group by Celli S.p.A.

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Eversheds Bianchini, the Italian office of law firm Eversheds, has advised Rimini based, Celli S.p.A., in which Consilium SGR P.A. holds a majority stake, on the acquisition of ADS2 Group, a leading drinks dispenser equipment and beer taps manufacturer based in England. ADS2 is renowned for its innovative design and bespoke products which aim to clearly communicate the brand of a particular beer at the point of sale. Clients include Heineken, Carlsberg, Diageo, Cobra, Marston’s, Kronenberg 1664 and many other well-known brands.

For 40 years, Celli SpA has been a leading manufacturer in the beverage dispensing equipment sector. Celli exports 80% of its products and is a go-to company all over the world for the beer, soft drink and water sectors. The ADS2 acquisition will enrich Cell’s innovative, original, design-conscious and technologically advanced products, thus furthering the company’s philosophy so as to neatly fit with that of the ADS2 Group and its management. Celli has made an important step in its strategy to become ever more present in international markets.

Eversheds Bianchini’s cross-border team was led by Marco Franzini, Head of Banking and Private Equity in Italy, with the assistance of Charlie Wright, Senior Associate, and Giulia Fazzioli, Trainee. Eversheds Bianchini also worked seamlessly with its UK team headed by Private Equity Partner, Mark Beardmore, with key input from Senior Associates, Colin Askew and Sam Bhachu, and Associate, Chris Archer.



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