After a shift from shareholder to third-party management some time ago, the shareholding family decided to divest their 100% stake in Volpini Verpackungen GmbH Austria (VVA) split among two generations of the founding family.
VVA is a pioneer in the production of desto cups and occupies a leading position in the sustainable rigid packaging space. Its full dedication to thermoformed yoghurt cups makes VVA a high-quality specialist supplier to the Central and Southern European mid-market dairy industry.
Based in a greenfield plant in Southern Austria, VVA offers a versatile cups production along the entire value chain – from design services over sheet extrusion to thermoforming and offset printing as well as desto decoration.
The sale of VVA not just allows for a full exit of the entire shareholder family but unlocks new organic and inorganic growth paths for VVA under the new financial owner Finexx.
MP’s dedicated Packaging sector team successfully led the approach of a highly risk-averse buyer universe during the peak of the COVID-induced market uncertainty in mid-2020.
By supporting the sellers through all stages of the transaction process including the carve-out of the cups production target perimeter, facilitating procurement of transaction financing, managing overall deal complexity and aligning interests of sellers, buyer and management, MP managed all relevant communication channels throughout the process. MP thus fostered a competitive sales process during the height of the COVID pandemic and led all negotiations to a mutually successful transaction.