ARGO SA sold ARGO Egypt to ALPLA Group

Packaging, plastic
Greece, Egypt, Austria
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Greece-based ARGO SA in the sale of ARGO Egypt, their Egyptian subsidiary, to ALPLA. ARGO Egypt is manufacturing rigid plastic packaging products for the healthcare and food markets.

MP Corporate Finance was exclusively retained by ARGO SA to advise on the engagement of a new strategic partner to further develop ARGO Egypt’s excellent technological capabilities, market positioning and backing the company‘s growth. The transaction underlines MP Corporate Finance’s cross border excellence and packaging industry expertise. The transaction marks the 10th packaging transaction executed in the last 24 months.

ALPLA has acquired 100% of the shares in ARGO Egypt.

Established in 1971, ARGO SA supplies rigid packaging materials for the personal care, pharmaceutical, chemical and food sector. In close collaboration with its customers, the company develops, designs and produces a variety of containers and closures. The company is capable of different manufacturing technologies including extrusion blow moulding, injection blow moulding and injection stretch blow moulding.

Founded in 2011 as a greenfield project northeast of Cairo, ARGO Egypt is a highly successful manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging products for the North African healthcare and food markets. ARGO Egypt is the technological leader in the respective area unrivalled regarding its high quality products.

ALPLA is one of the leading companies in the area of packaging solutions and is renowned throughout the world for producing plastic packaging of the highest quality. Around 16,000 employees at 154 locations across 40 countries produce high-quality packaging for brands in the food, drinks, cosmetics and cleaning industries. ALPLA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015.

Schur acquired Alfa Beta Roto

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Germany, Greece
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Schur Flexibles in the acquisition of Greek flexible packaging producer Alfa Beta Roto.

In course of the realization of the buy and build concept that was initiated by MP Corporate Finance together with a sector management team and capiton AG, MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Schur Flexibles in the acquisition of a majority stake in Greek flexible packaging company Alfa Beta Roto. This transaction is a consecutive step in the acquisitions series of Schur Flexibles starting 2011 and is another significant milestone in the realization of the buy and build concept.

Alfa Beta Roto is a Greece-based producer of consumer flexible packaging solutions and the leading roto-printing company in South Eastern Europe achieving revenues of c. EUR 40 million.

Schur Flexibles Group is a well-known packaging specialist in Europe with operations in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Finland and the Netherlands that produces high-end flexible packaging solutions for premium applications in the food, tobacco and health care industry. In 2012, Schur Flexibles generated sales of approximately EUR 180 million and employed on average some 770 staff.

capiton AG is an independent, partner owned private equity company with funds of approximately EUR 786 million under management. In its capacity as provider of equity finance, capiton supports management buy-outs and supplies growth financing to established, medium-sized companies