Rumors of the first sales of Austrian packaging company Constantia Flexibles began circulating in November last year. The company’s value at that time was estimated at about two billion euros. Wendel bought the manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions in 2015. On 27 March 2015, the acquisition of Constantia Flexible was completed for an enterprise value of €2.3 billion.
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Wendel invested €640 million in stocks. This means Wendel owns a 73 percent stake in the company. AREPO has invested €240 million, thus acquiring a 27 percent stake in the company. On September 22, 2015, Wendel signed an agreement with Maxburg Capital Partners (MCP), an investment firm backed by RAG-Stiftung, to accumulate a minority stake in Constantia Flexibles.
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Constantia Flexibles is a company specializing in the production of thin, flexible packaging made of plastic, aluminum and paper, for example for food or pharmaceutical products. The company is the second largest packaging manufacturer in Europe and has 36 production sites and approximately 7,650 employees. In 2022, Constantia Flexibles generated sales of €1.95 billion.
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