Ara Partners’ Acquisition of Petainer Group

In UK White & Case, advised on the matter.

White & Case advised Ara Partners Group with a team including Tim Hickman (Commercial Law), Richard Jones (Picture – Corporate M&A), Helen Joseph (Employment), Francesca MacSwiney (Employment), Jonah Anderson (Finance), Colin Harley (Finance), Lindsey Canning (IP&IT), James Johnson (Real Estate).

Private equity firm Ara Partners executed its acquisition of beverage packaging producer Petainer Group.

Ara Partners is a US-headquartered private equity firm with offices in Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dublin, Ireland. It invests in the industrial and manufacturing, chemicals and materials, energy efficiency, green fuels, and food and agriculture sectors, with a focus on building businesses that provide significant decarbonisation impact. 

Petainer Group is a UK-based, global responsible producer of beverage packaging. It offers a wide range of lightweight, sustainable PET packaging solutions that allow its customers to reduce their carbon footprint. It has over 35 years of experience designing and manufacturing high quality, cost-efficient products with circularity as a core principle. It operates eight sites in Europe, the Americas and Asia to serve customers globally.

The White & Case team that advised on the transaction was led by partner Richard Jones (London; Picture) with support from partners Helen Joseph, Colin Harley, Jonah Anderson, James Johnson, Lindsey Canning and Tim Hickman (all London), Tilman Kuhn (Düsseldorf, Brussels), Orion Berg (Paris), Ipek Candan Snyder (New York), Henrik Wireklint (Stockholm), Jan Andrusko, Jan Stejskal (both Prague), Vivian Tsoi (Shanghai), Matthias Kiesewetter (Hamburg) and Carlos Mainero Ruíz (Mexico City), local partners Mathis Rust (Düsseldorf), Jan Jakoubek (Prague) and Sebastian Stuetze (Frankfurt), and associates Trishala Naidu, Disha Chandrachud, Francesca MacSwiney, Jack Elliott, Laura Higgins, Mhairi Fraser, Emma Jell and Sarah Lee (all London), Cristen Callan, Ren-Ann Wang (both New York), Andreas Lexhag, Sara Bilge (both Stockholm), Chunlei Pang (Shanghai), Nico Frehse (Hamburg) and Justus Redeker (Frankfurt).

Involved fees earner: Jonah Anderson – White & Case; Jan Andruško – White & Case; Orion Berg – White & Case; Sara Bilge – White & Case; Cristen Callan – White & Case; Ipek Candan Snyder – White & Case; Lindsey Canning – White & Case; Disha Chandrachud – White & Case; Jack Elliott – White & Case; Mhairi Fraser – White & Case; Nico Frehse – White & Case; Colin Harley – White & Case; Tim Hickman – White & Case; Laura Higgins – White & Case; Jan Jakoubek – White & Case; Emma Jell – White & Case; James Johnson – White & Case; Richard Jones – White & Case; Helen Joseph – White & Case; Matthias Kiesewetter – White & Case; Tilman Kuhn – White & Case; Sarah Lee – White & Case; Andreas Lexhag – White & Case; Francesca MacSwiney – White & Case; Carlos Mainero Ruíz – White & Case; Trishala Naidu – White & Case; Chunlei Pang – White & Case; Justus Redeker – White & Case; Mathis Rust – White & Case; Jan Stejskal – White & Case; Sebastian Stütze – White & Case; Vivian Tsoi – White & Case; Ren-Ann Wang – White & Case; Henrik Wireklint – White & Case;

Law Firms: White & Case;

Clients: Ara Partners Group;

Author: Giulia Di Palma