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Fredericks Michael & Co. advises North American Cerutti Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gruppo Cerruti S.p.A. (IT), on the sale of Bernal, Inc. (US) to Atlas Die, LLC (US)

Fredericks Michael & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wisconsin-based North American Cerutti Corporation on the sale of Michigan-based Bernal, Inc. to Atlas Die LLC, a portfolio company of Chicago-based Keystone Capital LLC.  Bernal is a leading rotary die manufacturer serving the folding carton, packaging, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, printing, automotive, textile and consumer durables market segments.

The sale of Bernal supports NAC’s strategy focusing more on its core business.  FM&Co. advised NAC on the selection and contact with potential buyers and in all the different steps of the sale process, including valuation, structuring, due diligence and negotiations through closing.

About Bernal, Inc.

Bernal is a leading manufacturer of solid and segmented RP®, Crush-Cut, Laser-Classes and Fusion® Rotary Dies offering the longest die life available. Headquartered in Rochester Hills, MI, Bernal also has a Joint Venture (Bernal-Yawa) in Shanghai, China. In addition, Bernal designs and manufactures turn-key converting systems for the packaging and specialty converting industries.

About Atlas Die LLC

Atlas Die, LLC is the only producer of Steel Rule, Flexible and Solid Rotary tooling servicing all aspects of converting. Headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana, Atlas Die’s manufacturing facilities are located in Palmer, Massachusetts; Elkhart, Indiana; Glendale Heights, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Richmond, Virginia.

About Fredericks Michael & Co.
Established since 1984, Fredericks Michael provides distinctive financial advisory solutions to large corporations, private and family-controlled businesses, and financial sponsors seeking to execute cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
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