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October 1, 2018


Industrials and Industrial Technology

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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GCA Advises Mesgo on Its Sale to Hexpol

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Mesgo, a leading compounder of high-performance elastomers, on its sale of a majority stake to Hexpol (CPH: HPOL B), a Swedish industrial group focused on advanced polymer compounds.

Founded in 1996, Mesgo SpA (“Mesgo”) is headquartered in the region of Bergamo, Italy, one of the most significant European rubber production districts. The company is one of the largest rubber compounders and the largest silicon compounder by tons handled per year in the Western European market.

With 47 production locations worldwide, Hexpol is a leading global polymer supplier. The group provides its customers in the automotive, construction, energy and medical sectors with polymer compounds, gaskets and wheels.

The acquisition strengthens Hexpol’s presence in Europe and expands the group’s capabilities and expertise in the field of high-performance elastomers. Francesco Caldara, Mesgo’s founder and majority shareholder, will continue to serve as CEO of Mesgo.

Commenting on the transaction, Francesco Caldara said: “I’m enthusiastic about this industrial partnership with Hexpol. I’m convinced that this opportunity will strengthen our Group, give continuity to its growth and accelerate its international expansion. With its sizeable installed base of customers, Hexpol is uniquely positioned across the growing compounding industry and will allow us to reach new markets and qualified customers. With this new project, together with the management’s continued commitment, we will make the best use of our technology and further accelerate our production efficiency.”

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