28 February 2024

Verallia has entered into an agreement to acquire Vidrala's glass business in Italy

  • Vidrala’s Italian subsidiary operates from one production site in Corsico near Milan, with two furnaces. In 2023, the company generated revenue of €131 million and EBITDA of €33 million.
  • This transaction reflects Verallia’s willingness to further invest in a strategic and growing market and reinforce its glass container offering for the food and beverage industry in Italy for the benefit of all its customers.

With this acquisition, Verallia, one of Europe’s main producers of glass packaging for beverages and food products, would expand its capabilities in the Italian market, where the Group would operate 7 production sites. Consideration for the transaction amounts to €230 million in enterprise value and will be financed by external debt.

In the words of Patrice Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Verallia:

“This transaction is in line with our strategic plan and reflects our willingness to continue on our profitable growth path, including through targeted acquisitions, allowing us to complement our footprint in strategic geographies and improve our commercial and industrial presence in Italy. We continue to move forward with determination on any value creation opportunity, also for the benefit of our customers, whether through organic or external growth.”

Marco Ravasi, Managing Director Italy, added:

“Serving our customers is a priority, which is why I am delighted with this opportunity to continue the development of our activities in the Italian market and to integrate the Corsico production site, which complements our footprint in Italy. We plan to further improve the service to our customers with an even broader product range and continue to grow our business in Italy.”

Information relating to the acquisition:

The completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the Italian Competition Authority under the Italian merger control law and of the Italian Government under foreign investment rules as well as the customary conditions precedent. The Group aims to complete the acquisition between the second and third quarters of 2024.

Verallia has entered into an agreement to acquire Vidrala’s glass business in Italy
28 February 2024