Bates Wells M&A team advises on sale of Mecmesin to US private equity buyer

Bates Wells’ M&A team acted for the shareholders of Mecmesin Limited on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Physical Testing Properties Limited, a portfolio company of US Private Equity investor Battery Ventures.


Mecmesin Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of force and torque measurement and testing systems and operates globally with subsidiaries in the US, Europe and across Asia.

The shareholders of Mecmesin were advised by the corporate finance team at Crowe UK led by partner Matteo Timpani, supported by his colleague James Smith.

Matteo Timpani, Partner at Crowe UK (Corporate Finance advisors to the principal shareholders) said: “This deal was only possible in the tight time frame we delivered it in due to the exceptional work from the M&A team at BWB. Mark [Tasker] and Matthew [Gearing] worked tirelessly for the shareholders and their commercial and pragmatic approach ensured that an otherwise complex transaction was completed swiftly.”

This transaction demonstrates Bates Wells’ ability to work on complex, time critical international M&A transactions and our strength and expertise in the technology sector, in particular the non-destructive testing industry which continues to be a focus for us.

Our M&A team: Mark Tasker (Partner and Head of Corporate) lead the cross-departmental M&A team including corporate lawyers Matthew Gearing (Associate), David Duhig (Solicitor) and Edward Reardon (Solicitor). Battery were advised by Charles Russell Speechlys (acquisition) and Gowling WLG (Banking and acquisition finance). Other lawyers in the transaction included DWF and Travers Smith on the banking aspects.