AR Packaging to fully integrate Polish BSC Drukarnia Opakowań after successful tender offer
AR Packaging group companies will in the tender offer purchase more than 37% of the share capital of BSC Drukarnia Opakowań. With a stake of 98,17% in the Polish cartonboard packaging producer, AR Packaging aims to fully integrate the company and thereby further strengthen its strategic position in Central and Eastern Europe.
Following the acquisition of rlc packaging, including a major shareholding in BSC, and the BSC shares previously owned by the company’s management, AR Packaging initiated a tender offer for the remaining shares. This process is now finalised and the transaction will be cleared on 3rd April 2020. Having exceeded the 95% threshold in the total number of votes at the general meeting of BSC Drukarnia Opakowań, AR Packaging will now be allowed to conduct a mandatory squeeze-out of the company’s remaining shares.
“As previously announced, we intended to eventually raise our stake in BSC Drukarnia Opakowań to 100%, de-list it and fully integrate its business in our group. I am pleased to see this now being realised and letting us achieve operational synergies and increase the company’s capabilities in an ever more competitive market,” said Harald Schulz, CEO of AR Packaging. “We follow our strategic plan and will with this move become an even stronger partner to our key account customers and in the Central and Eastern European market.”
Subscriptions to sell BSC Drukarnia Opakowań shares in the tender offer were accepted from 12th February to 26th March 2020. The strategic investor offered PLN 40.50 per each share of the Polish company. A vast majority of minority investors responded to the tender offer.
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AR Packaging is one of Europe’s leading companies in the packaging sector with net sales of more than EUR 900 million, 5,500 employees and 28 factories in 13 countries. The head office is located in Lund, Sweden. In Poland, the Group is present in Kraków, where one of its most modern facilities is located, and in Poznań, following the acquisition of a majority stake in BSC Drukarnia Opakowań. For more information, please visit: www.ar-packaging.com