Transaction Details

May 30, 2019


Industrials and Industrial Technology

Deal Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

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GCA Advises ALPLA on the Acquisition of Zamil

GCA is pleased to announce we acted as exclusive financial advisor to ALPLA, a world leader in the packaging solutions sector, on the acquisition of the remaining 51% stake in the joint venture Zamil Alpla Plastic and its subsidiary Zamil Gulf Plastics. This transaction marks GCA’s third with ALPLA, as we previously advised the company on the acquisitions of South Africa-based packaging manufacturer Boxmore and Argo, a packaging provider headquartered in Greece.

Zamil ALPLA, headquartered in Saudi Arabia, provides high-quality plastic packaging products and preforms used primarily in the Middle Eastern food and cosmetics industries. The company operates manufacturing sites in both Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
ALPLA, based in Austria, employs 20,000 people worldwide and operates 178 production and recycling sites across 46 countries.

For the past ten years ALPLA and Zamil have collaborated closely as a joint venture. Following the 100% takeover of Zamil, operations will continue as before under the name ALPLA.

Through this acquisition, ALPLA will expand its market position in the pharma-related packaging sector and strengthen its presence in the Middle East.

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