Simont Braun advises the shareholders of Sopura on its sale to Kersia

Simont Braun successfully assisted the shareholders of the Belgian group Sopura, a world leader in cleaning solutions for the food and beverages industries and more particularly for brewers, in its sale to the French group Kersia, the reference in food safety worldwide.

Established in 1946, Sopura is a Belgian family-owned group with a global reach and presence in over 100 countries, with 15 subsidiaries and 5 production sites. It has become a reference in the production and sales of chemicals and their applications in cleaning, sanitizing and water treatment processes for the brewery, beverage and food industry. Its acquisition by Kersia is part of the latter’s wide expansion strategy started in 2016 and will foster its presence in the beverage market.

Simont Braun has assisted the client in all legal aspects of this cross-border transaction alongside the financial advisor Deloitte Financial Advisory (Belgium).

The Simont Braun team was led by partner Sandrine Hirsch, with the assistance of senior associate Thomas Selvais.

For any question, please contact Sandrine Hirsch: sandrine.hirsch@simontbraun.eu – +32 (0)2 533 17 64

This deal has been reported in L’Echo. The article authored by Simon Souris is available here.