MBA Stout Italy (“Stout”) served as exclusive financial advisor to DF Group ("DF") in connection with its sale to ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
DF will join ATS’ Comecer business, a leading manufacturer of aseptic production and packaging equipment for the radiopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical markets.
DF was founded in 1987 in Siena, Italy, by Massimo Boldrini, and today it is a supplier of specialized production equipment and customized machines and systems to the pharmaceutical industry, with a growing presence in other markets, including food. The company’s offerings include washing, sterilizing, and packaging and control solutions that meet stringent industry requirements. In addition, DF has the ability to manufacture production lines for vaccines and cytotoxic products as well as machines for plastic bags, and they have a long experience in isolation technology. DF employs 26 employees at its two Italian locations.