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July/August 2011

Articles in this issue include an interview with Graham Chipchase of Rexam, a look at the impact of aluminium bottles on the marketplace, question time with members of the CanTech International editorial board, some suggestions for cutting costs in the metal packaging industry, and regulars including Candid and Knight’s Knowledge.

Blackstone cleared to buy Mivisa

The European Commission has cleared the purchase of Spain’s leading can making company Mivisa by private equity group Blackstone. Mivisa is a Spanish company that manufactures and supplies metal food cans. Blackstone is a US based global asset manager and provider of financial advisory services.

Crown to move European businesses to Switzerland

Can making giant Crown Holdings will establish new headquarters for its European businesses in Zug, Switzerland. The move, which will centralise all senior management in a single location from 1 January 2011, is designed to enhance communication and efficiencies.