INglass s.p.a., a global plastics industry leader in lighting application molds and hot runner systems, announces the acquisition of ERMO, a french company leader in the manufacture of multicavity high precision moulds. The deal is expected to close in June.
INglass made this decision in order to create a leading supplier of molds and services with high technological content in all high demanding sector of the plastic molding process ranging from automotive lighting to personal care, cosmetics, medical and closures. This transaction will lead INglass to a further diversification process development of its activities from the automotive sector that is prevalent today.
The two companies will continue focusing on their own key activities, capitalizing on the synergies arising from this transaction. ERMO indeed will benefit from the global presence of INglass who, assisting more than 50 countries at international level with local branches and two production plants in Italy and in China(Hangzhou) and the third opening soon in the U.S., and its strong presence in the Asian market, will allow ERMO to have a technical and commercial capillary support for its customers around the World and to improve the overall operational efficiency.
Under the transaction terms and subject to certain suspensive conditions, INglass s.p.a. will acquire the 100 % stock of AURCA, the holding company which owns approximately 83.25% of ERMO, together with a further portion of shares ERMO equal to 11,7%.
Following the acquisition of the majority, in accordance with current legislation, INglass will launch a tender offer to acquire the remaining capital of ERMO aimed at the company delisting.