I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A.
In July 2020, BCEC X and BC XI signed an agreement to acquire a stake in I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. (BIT: IMA). BC Partners was chosen by the founding family (51.6% shareholders of IMA), in a bilateral, proprietary transaction, to be their partners in taking the business private and fuelling the next phase of growth.
IMA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of automatic machines for the production and packaging of pharmaceuticals, consumer products, along with fully automated manufacturing lines for devices like insulin pens, contact lenses, and production machinery for key electric engine components.
The company is headquartered in Bologna, Italy with c. 6,200 employees operating across 45 manufacturing sites globally.