Frankfurt, 24th January 2020.

PwC provided INX International (INX) with comprehensive legal, tax, and finance advice on the acquisition of RUCO Druckfarben, A. M. Ramp u. Co. GmbH (RUCO). This includes structuring and contract negotiation as well as all relevant legal issues of the transaction under German law. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2020. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

The agreement is part of the future strategy of the long-established German company and it secures the succession of the current owners, the Menke family. INX plans to combine the technologies of INX and RUCO and to advance their portfolio.

INX International is the third largest producer of inks in North American with full-service subsidiaries in Europe and South American and is part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. INX offers a complete line of ink and coating solutions technology for commercial, packaging and digital applications.  Together with Sakata INX, INX International has annual sales of more than $1.4 billion. The corporation employs 4,300 people located at 32 subsidiaries across 18 countries.

RUCO Druckfarben is a leading medium-sized manufacturer and system provider of highly specialized, industrial inks for screen, pad, gravure, flexo and dry offset printing. The company is based in Eppstein, Germany, and employs around 150 people.

Legal advisor INX International:

PwC Legal (Frankfurt):

Dr. Angelika Bartholomäi (lead, corporate / M&A), Sylvia Semkowicz, Frank Scheele, David Hössl, Georg Buchenhorst (all corporate / M&A), Dr. Alexander Rehs (public law), Frank Degenhardt, Carmen Meola, Thomas Peter, Thomas Brenner (all labour law), Peter Steinbacher, Rainer Glaschy (pensions), Philipp Schott, Ansgar Messow (real estate), Dr. Tobias von Tucher, Lukas Lundbeck (all IP/IT), Charlotte Schaber, Janine Thieme (privacy protection), Dr. Gerung von Hoff (merger control)

PwC Financial (Düsseldorf):

Andreas Koletzko (lead), Alexander Meinert, Nathalie Ziegert, Ina Klingeberg, Vladislav Kadimov, Christian Tempel, Ajita Poudel

PwC Financial SPA Advice (Düsseldorf):

Matthias Rüssel

PwC Real Estate Valuation/ Environmental (Berlin):

Dirk Hennig, Peter Möllers, Heike Pogrzeba

PwC Tax (Frankfurt / Düsseldorf):

Hansjoachim Köhler, Oliver Rösch (both Deals Tax), Thorsten Röller, Carolin Babel, Dominik Reis (all Real Estate)

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