M&A Deal Summary

Ardagh Group SA Acquires Impress Holdings

On December 1, 2010, Ardagh Group SA acquired packaging company Impress Holdings from DH Private Equity Partners for 1.7B EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Ardagh Group SA’s 1st transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Ardagh Group SA’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Ardagh Group SA’s 1st transaction in the Netherlands.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-12-01
Target Impress Holdings
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Ardagh Group SA
Sellers(s) DH Private Equity Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.7B EUR

Target

Impress Holdings

Deventer, Netherlands
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Impress is a global market leader in the consumer packaging industry. It is the worldwide leader in the seafood can market, European and Australasian leader for aerosol cans, and European leader in cans for Paints and Coatings and for Infant and Nutritional Powders. It is also the second largest supplier of heat processed food cans in Europe and Australasia.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Ardagh Group SA

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Category Company
Founded 1932
Sector Packaging
Employees18,000
Revenue 4.2B EUR (2013)
DESCRIPTION

Ardagh Group is a Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products. It was founded in 1932 as the Irish Glass Bottle Company. In 1999 it expanded by buying Rockware Glass and in 2007 by buying the Rexam Glass Division.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 4
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
Country (Netherlands) 1 of 2
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 4
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-07-17 Anchor Glass

Tampa, Florida, United States

Anchor Glass is a provider of glass packaging in the United States, focusing on the growing, premium specialty segment of the market. Anchor has long-standing relationships with blue chip companies across the beer, liquor, food, beverage, ready-to-drink and consumer end-market. Anchor Glass was founded in 1983 and is based in Tampa, Florida.

Buy $880M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

DH Private Equity Partners

London, United Kingdom

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1985
PE ASSETS 10.0B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

DH Private Equity Partners is an independent private equity firm focused on investments in traditional private equity, real estate, and venture capital. DH private equity group targets European mid-market businesses valued between €200 and €600 million. The Firm usually takes a majority stake in acquisitions, and looks for management participation as well. DH will consider investments across a range of industries, including building materials, packaging, energy, automotive, media, beverages, and luxury goods. DH Private Equity was formed in 1985 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 20 of 35
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 11
Country (Netherlands) 1 of 4
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 11
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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London, United Kingdom

VUE is an international cinema operator with more than 2,400 screens located at over 285 sites across 10 European countries. Vue was founded in 1998 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Buy £450M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

ASCO is a provider of outsourced logistics services and solutions to the oil and gas industry. ASCO was founded in 1967 and is based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Buy £250M