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Logoplaste, a leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative and sustainable rigid plastic packaging solutions for the world’s premier FMCG brands, announced that Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (Ontario Teachers’) has agreed to acquire The Carlyle Group’s majority stake in the company.

Current Logoplaste shareholders Filipe de Botton and Alexandre Relvas will retain their approximately 40% stake in the business as it embarks on its next phase of growth. The financial terms of the transaction, which are subject to customary regulatory approvals, were not disclosed.

 

Logoplaste’s value-added rigid plastic packaging solutions are used by a wide range of global blue-chip clients. The company offers unique expertise across all phases of packaging development, from ideation, design and engineering to full industrial implementation. Logoplaste’s business model centers on the development of strong and long-standing partnerships with customers through dedicated facilities, fully integrated within the customer’s premises, eliminating secondary packaging waste, just-in-time operations and significantly reducing transport needs. Sustainability and innovation have been integral to Logoplaste since inception and are key to its continued success.

Ontario Teachers’ is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan and one of the world’s pre-eminent private equity investors. Through its Private Capital team, Ontario Teachers’ offers companies flexible, long-term capital and adds value as active owners. Since launching Private Capital in 1991, Ontario Teachers' has invested in more than 500 companies and funds.

 

Carlyle invested in Logoplaste in October 2016 through Carlyle Europe Partners IV (CEP IV), a European-focused, upper mid-market buyout fund. This successful investment is another example of Carlyle’s strategy of working in partnership with entrepreneurs and management teams to execute value creation initiatives. During Carlyle’s period of partnership, Logoplaste has delivered strong growth and its governance has been further strengthened. Growth has been achieved organically, through the investment and development of additional facilities across Europe, North America and Brazil, and through acquisitions, notably a majority shareholding in Poland’s Masterchem. Supported by long-standing clients, the company’s activities in North America have more than tripled in the last five years, while in Europe the business has continued to expand.

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