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Ardagh set to buy Italian can maker

Ardagh Group has announced that it has agreed to buy Finanziaria di Partecipazioni Industriali (Fi Par), its first acquisition in the metal packaging sector since it was formed from Ardagh Glass and Impress Holdings last November.

January/February 2011

The January/February 2011 issue of CanTech International includes features on easy-open ends, Canvironment Week, Ardagh Glass Group’s acquisition of Impress, the twopiece can printing market and light and leak testing.

Acquisitions everywhere

Ardagh Glass Group recently completed the acquisition of global metal packaging group Impress Coöperatieve U.A. for €1.7 billion ($2.2bn). The enlarged organisation will be known as Ardagh Group after both the European and US regulatory authorities approved the deal. The group will employ approximately 14,000 people and have annual revenues of over €3 billion ($4bn). […]

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Ardagh Glass completes acquisition of Impress

Ardagh Glass Group has today (7 December) completed the acquisition of global metal packaging group Impress Coöperatieve U.A. for €1.7 billion ($2.2bn). Both the European and US regulatory authorities have approved the deal to create an enlarged organisation which will be known as Ardagh Group.

Competition helps

The news that can making company Impress is to be acquired by Irish packaging group Ardagh Glass could be good news for the industry. London-based private equity company Doughty Hanson has agreed to sell the shares of Impress Coöperatieve U.A. for €1.7 billion ($2.2bn) to the glass bottle manufacturer. The enlarged business will trade as […]