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Parker Poe Represents German Manufacturer in North American Acquisition and Expansion

  • August 25, 2022

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP is pleased to announce the firm represented EUKALIN Corp. and its German parent company in an acquisition to expand its North American business. EUKALIN acquired 100% of the assets of Pennsylvania-based Adhesives Specialists. It was EUKALIN’s first acquisition outside of Germany.

“We did not have a relationship with a legal firm in the U.S. prior to starting our journey,” EUKALIN Corp. Vice President Shaun Kilfoyle says, “But our business advisor on this deal recommended Parker Poe, feeling as a midsize firm they could provide the M&A and international corporate experience we would need, but that we would also get the personal attention needed to navigate what became a complex but ultimately successful experience.”

EUKALIN is one of the leading adhesives producers for paper and film converting worldwide, and it has been active in the North American market with EUKALIN Corp. since 2008. In its deal with Adhesives Specialists, EUKALIN acquires not only a production facility but also technology and deep knowledge about a subset of the adhesives market.   

Parker Poe drafted, negotiated, and closed all transaction documents for the purchase of Adhesives Specialists’ assets, as well as the purchase from the affiliate owner of the real estate and buildings used in the business. Parker Poe also advised on the internal reorganization of the U.S. subsidiary and parent.

The team at Parker Poe representing EUKALIN was led by Charleston counsel Steve Britt and Charlotte partner Al Guarnieri. It included Greenville special counsel Jenny Adamson, Charleston associate Olivia Daly, and Charlotte counsel Andrew Lopez.

“The legal skills and approach from Parker Poe in making this a successful transaction for EUKALIN were top-notch,” Shaun Kilfoyle says. “We were also impressed with how effectively the team communicated with us and how financially efficient and accountable we felt they were. Parker Poe was an excellent partner and has earned our respect and thanks.”

Parker Poe has four decades of history serving German companies. Last year, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. (GACC South) honored the firm with the North Carolina Gateway Award, which recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of businesses and organizations in support of German American business.

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