dieboldATM and financial software provider Diebold has engaged Brunswick Group to support PR for its bid to acquire Germany's Wincor Nixdorf, which is working with Hering Schuppener. 

Diebold, based in North Canton, Ohio, is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Its cash and stock tender offer, slated to begin in the first quarter of 2016, values Paderborn, Germany-based Wincor Nixdorf at $1.8B.

Brunswick is aiding Diebold in Germany and the US, including managing partner Cindy Leggett-Flynn in New York. Andreas Bruck heads corporate comms. for WN.

Frankfurt-based Hering Schuppener is advising Wincor Nixdorf in the transaction. Phoebe Kebbel, managing partner, and managing director Jan Hiesserich handle the work.  

The companies said the combined $5.2B operation, known as Diebold Nixdorf, will "shape the future of banking and retail solutions." Diebold recently divested its electronic security operation

Diebold chief Andy Mattes will be CEO, while WN's Eckard Heidloff takes the reins as president.