Advised on Sale of Company

Materials, Chemicals & Mining

RPC GROUP PLC

Leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Acquired Majority Control of Business Operations

Helioplast doo

Leading producer of rigid plastic packaging in SEE Bosnia and Herzegovina

Advised Helioplast doo in its sale of a majority interest to UK-based RPC Group PLC

Overview

Helioplast is the largest rigid plastic packaging manufacturer in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the largest ones in the Balkans region. The company achieved annual sales of approximately € 8 million (KM 16 million). The company offers a wide range of rigid plastic containers, mainly for the dairy and ice cream industries, as well as other branches of the food and paint industries. The company covers the entire Balkans region, and achieves considerable sales in other European countries such as Austria and Italy. The manufacturing of rigid plastic containers is supported by an in-house tool shop, producing moulds for the containers.

Unique Selling Points

- Helioplast is a well-managed, family owned business, with strong market position in the Balkan region and well trained labour force.
- RPC's acquisition of Helioplast represents the first investment of a London Stock Exchange listed company in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Investor

RPC, a UK based producer of rigid plastic packaging, is the second largest rigid plastic packaging manufacturer in Europe, with production sites in more than 10 European countries and consolidated annual sales in excess of £ 1 billion.

The Deal

With the acquisition of Helioplast, RPC has ensured a market entry to Bosnia and Herzegovina and has strengthened its sales and manufacturing position in South-East Europe.