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Blank Rome Represents SP Industries in Its $445M Sale to ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

A Blank Rome team represented SP Industries, Inc. (“SP”), a portfolio company of longstanding firm client, Harbour Group, in connection with its $445 million sale to ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (“ATS”), an industry-leading automation solutions provider. The transaction closed on December 3, 2021.

SP Industries is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-grade biopharma processing equipment, life sciences equipment, and lab apparatus products. In the issued press release announcing the sale, the CEO of ATS noted that “the combination of ATS and SP will allow us to better support the needs of our customers throughout the lifecycle of pharmaceutical development and production, as well as in diagnostics, broader life sciences and applied sciences applications.” For more information, please read ATS Acquires Biopharma Processing, Laboratory Equipment and Labware Provider SP Industries (press release, November 7, 2021).

The Blank Rome team was led by Saminaz Akhter, Ebonee Johnson, and Simon Bord, with significant support from Nathan Brill, Adam Seiden, George Boggs, Yelena Barychev, Cory Jacobs, Ryan Rivera, Elaine Scivetti, Brooke Iley, Michael Kadlec, Jennifer Daniels, Jonathan Clark, Riley Bauer, Malcolm Sandilands, and Ken Morrow.