Coesia S.p.A. aquires Sirius Machinery AB

07 November 2008

International law firm Bird & Bird has advised Italian packaging machinery group Coesia S.p.A. (“Coesia”) on its acquisition of Sirius Machinery AB (“Sirius”) from Nordstjernan AB (“Nordstjernan”), for an undisclosed sum. The firm advised on all legal aspects in Sweden, France and Milan.

Sirius ( is a world leading supplier of tube filling, cartoning, lipstick filling, feeding and handling machinery. Sirius provides complete packaging machinery systems for customers within the segment of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and food. The group has manufacturing operations in Sweden, France and China, a turnover in 2007 of  MEUR 77, and around 500 employees.

The cross-border Bird & Bird team was led by corporate partners Hans Svensson (Stockholm) and Edoardo Courir (Milan), who were assisted by Gustaf Anselmson (Stockholm), Anders Hellström (Stockholm), Marie Englund (Stockholm), Magnus Berterud (Stockholm), Johanna Olsson (Stockholm), Christopher Ivey (Paris), Afra Casiraghi (Milan) and Pierantonio Luceri (Milan)

Nordstjernan AB was represented by Gernandt & Danielsson.

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