Confirming market attractiveness and identifying possible targets for an acquisitive entry into Latin America

Our client

Our client produces glass and plastic containers for private households and manufacturers and is divided into the three business units Tableware, Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage. With over EUR 500 million annual sales, 2,300 employees and 9 factories, it is a global business present in more than 100 countries.

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Background:

  • Our client recently had been acquired by a private equity fund.
  • Together with this investor, the client's management developed a global growth plan with a focus on expansion in high potential emerging markets.
  • In particular, Brazil had been identified as a key market for strategic growth.
  • The client asked us to evaluate the pharma plastic packaging industry in Brazil and identify possible acquisition targets.

Approach:

  • We analyzed the market in detail in terms of:
    • Plastic pharma packaging market structure, competitive scenario and trends, product offerings, key customers and suppliers,
    • Key players profiling in the perspective of an acquisition and business assessment of the target companies, their business models, organization and current/perspective performance/equity value,
    • Potential integration synergies and emerging sources of value.

Outcome:

  • Brazil was confirmed as an attractive market to invest in.
  • In total, 12 relevant players for a possible acquisition or cooperation were identified of which 6 were selected for further profiling.
  • With those, meetings were held to evaluate their interest for a cooperation.
  • As a result, three strategic options were shortlisted and 'letters of intent' developed for further investigations (due diligence).


 

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