IBB Solicitors Advises on Another Acquisition For the Celli Group

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Celli Group Acquisition

Adam Dowdney, head of IBB’s Corporate Commercial team, advised the Celli Group, a global leader in beverage dispensing systems and accessories based in Italy, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of F.J.E. Plastic Developments Ltd (“FJE”), a UK based specialist in recycled plastics and plastic moulding injection. The company was acquired by The Celli Group through its UK subsidiary, ADS2 Holdings Limited (“ADS2”), which had worked with FJE for a number of years, and which should result in a smooth integration and expansion of Celli’s manufacturing capabilities in the UK and across the Group.

The IBB team advising the Celli Group was led by Adam Dowdney (Partner) and included Harriet Jones (Senior Solicitor) and Michelle Waligora (Solicitor) of the Corporate Commercial team as well as Richard Devall (Employment Partner), Jeff Elphee (Real Estate Partner) and Carina Turetta (Real Estate Solicitor). The Celli Group was also advised by 121 Advisory Ltd and KPMG.

FJE were advised by Gisby Harrison and Wilkins Kennedy.

Commenting on the deal, Adam Dowdney said:

“We were delighted to act for Celli on another UK acquisition, which will allow it to build on FJE’s plastic moulding expertise benefitting it’s in house know-how within the whole Group. This was a friendly transaction where both parties had had previous business dealings with each other and IBB was able to provide a tailored service appropriate to the existing relationship between the buyer and the sellers.”

Derek Evans, Managing Director of ADS2 commented:

“We have successfully worked with IBB on various projects over the past few years, this acquisition was no exception. The team at IBB once again offered sound advice, support and expertise in what proved to be a small but complex transaction”.

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2) The firm has offices in Uxbridge and Chesham (Bucks). It is a full-service law firm handling complex legal work for both businesses and individuals across four main practice areas — Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Private Client and Community Legal Services.