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Penningtons Manches Cooper advises Micro Matic on its recent acquisition of Porter Lancastrian

Posted: 18/10/2022

The corporate team at Penningtons Manches Cooper has advised Micro Matic on its recent acquisition of Porter Lancastrian – a UK market leader in draught beer fonts.

Micro Matic is a global market leader in the supply of keg couplers, keg spears and dispensing solutions to the brewing industry. Micro Matic has pioneered industry-leading draft beer products and services since 1953 and are active globally.

Porter Lancastrian, Britain’s leading manufacturer of draught beer fonts, was founded in 1936. The company, which employs 40 people, is located in Chorley, North of Manchester, and has its own manufacturing facility with in house design, engineering and sales functions. With a dedicated focus on standard draught beer fonts, Porter Lancastrian has achieved a leading position in this market segment in the UK.

The Penningtons Manches Cooper team was led by corporate partner Simon Bickerdike, with support from corporate senior associate Hannah McIlwraith and associates Danielle Broadhead and Holly Sargeant. The wider team included employment senior associate Liz Cardy, real estate senior associate Nellie van der Lande and pensions senior associate Clare Coley.

Søren Vilby, CEO of Micro Matic, commented: “The acquisition of Porter Lancastrian clearly indicates our high expectation of the UK market, Europe’s largest market for draught beer. Acquiring Porter Lancastrian will allow us to form close relationships with our UK customers and together we will strengthen our UK market position.”

Simon Bickerdike commented: “We are pleased to have advised Micro Matic on their acquisition of Porter Lancastrian – a deal that will allow them to strengthen their leading position in the UK and bring the Porter Lancastrian product offering into the global marketplace through Micro Matic’s global sales network.”

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