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Nutter Represents Eastprint Incorporated in Its Acquisition by East West Manufacturing

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Nutter served as legal counsel to Eastprint Incorporated, a printed electronics solutions provider, in connection with its acquisition by East West Manufacturing, LLC, an integrated design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution services partner for original equipment manufacturers and distributors throughout North America and Europe. The Nutter team was led by Michael Kushnir and included Portia Keady, AJ Santaniello, and Francesca Oliveira on corporate matters; Tracy Vitols on employee benefits; Michael Mooney and Erin Whitney Cicchetti on tax matters; Patrick Concannon and Catherine Hrbac on intellectual property matters; Michael Leard and Maya Ritchie on litigation; and Matthew Snell and LeeAnn Baker on real estate matters.

The acquisition of Eastprint delivers to East West differentiated capabilities in printed electronics and human machine interface (HMI) technologies, with applications across membrane switches, printed electronics, in-mold electronics, biosensors, and wearables. In addition, East West will benefit from Eastprint’s strong customer relationships in highly attractive end markets, especially medical products, and expand its footprint in Massachusetts and Mexico. Read more about the transaction.

Based in North Andover, MA, Eastprint has been designing and manufacturing membrane switches since 1978. Today, its capabilities extend to HMI technologies, including membrane switches, silicone rubber keypads, IML/IMD overlays, and touchscreens, as well as other printed electronics categories, such as screen printed electrodes and capacitive touch films. Eastprint also offers its customers solutions in wearable technology, such as smart clothing and e-textiles, and medical and healthcare devices.

Nutter’s Corporate Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s attorneys advise on significant transactions in every major industry sector, including technology, life sciences, banking, professional services, real estate, energy, medical devices, health care, and manufacturing. Nutter’s corporate practice handles the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, tender offers, and proxy contests.

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