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    1. Selling the Merkur offshore wind farm
    2. The green economy: identifying primary risks and key opportunities
    3. ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities
    4. Solving global challenges
    5. Advising on a EUR 1.1bn Bulgarian gas pipeline procurement
    6. Ukrainian Gas Transmission System unbundling
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    2. CMS advises on major East Africa paint transaction
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    4. Helping Teyliom Hospitality’s expansion in Central and West Africa
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    2. Online gambling grows as Gamesys is sold to JPJ Group
    3. CMS advises on first ever European real estate transaction using blockchain
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    5. CMS helps Korean investors acquire prime real estate assets
    6. Lupl delivers transformative open industry platform for legal matters
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    8. CMS advises on ‘Train Maya’ rail project
    9. Smart living: creating a framework for disruption and innovation
    10. CMS helps the BBC launch the streaming service BritBox in the UK
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    1. The true cost of ESG
    2. CMS advises Blackstone on its investment in Carrix
    3. CMS advises Zentiva on its acquisition of Alvogen
    4. ST Pharm establishes new medical testing and analysis business line
    5. Colgate-Palmolive acquires premium anti-ageing skin care brand
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    1. Interview with Gabriela Staber
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    10. Interview with Gerlind Wisskirchen

ALPLA expands its global plastic recycling capabilities

We are very pleased to have been supporting ALPLA in its expansion and quest to further emphasise the circular economy in its business operations. Our firm’s sector expertise, combined with CMS’s broad geographical footprint, allows us to seamlessly render high quality advice to clients.
Alexander Rakosi

 

ALPLA, a plastic packaging solutions provider, closed a series of headline deals in 2019 as part of its efforts to expand its plastic recycling and recycled products operations.

Alexander Rakosi, a Corporate / M&A partner in Vienna, led the firm’s advice to ALPLA on all these transactions:

  • In April 2019, ALPLA announced a joint venture with paper packaging materials and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs to develop a fully bio-based and recyclable paper bottle.
  • ALPLA followed this in September with another joint venture with Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical Public Company for the production and sale of mechanically recycled plastics from used packaging materials.
  • In yet another step in its ambitious expansion programme, ALPLA signed and closed the acquisition of two Spanish recycling companies in October. Suminco and Replacal were part of a Spanish family-owned business that has operated in the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) recyclates sector for over 35 years.

These deals are key to sustainability and recycling efforts in the plastics industry. ALPLA has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by 10% by 2022.

We are very pleased to have been supporting ALPLA in its expansion and quest to further emphasise the circular economy in its business operations,” said Alexander Rakosi. “Our firm’s sector expertise, combined with CMS’s broad geographical footprint, allows us to seamlessly render high quality advice to clients.

CMS teams in China, Turkey, Ukraine and Spain also provided support for these deals.