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BGL Announces Global M&A Transaction in Packaging

April 19 2011

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), the United States office of Global M&A, one of the world's leading independent M&A advisory firms, today announced the sale of Finanziaria di Partecipazioni Industriali S.p.A. (“Fi.Par”) to Ardagh Group, a global supplier to the rigid packaging industry.

Fi.Par is engaged in the production of metal packaging for the food and aerosol markets. Fi.Par trades under the names of In Cam, National Can Italiana, Eurobox, European Aerosol Can, and National Can Hellas. The Fi.Par Group generated revenues of approximately EUR 150 million in 2010 and employs 440 people in five manufacturing locations in Italy and Greece.

Ardagh Group is a global leader in rigid packaging, producing metal and glass packaging solutions for most of the world's leading food, beverage, and consumer product brands. It operates 82 manufacturing plants in 24 countries, employs 14,000, and has global sales in excess of EUR 3.2 billion.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving middle market companies and their owners throughout the U.S. and internationally. BGL’s professionals are experts in mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity placements, financial restructurings, and valuations & financial opinions. BGL is the lead U.S. shareholder in Global M&A, the world’s leading partnership of independent middle market financial advisory firms focusing on cross-border transactions. For more information, visit www.bglco.com.

About Global M&A

Global M&A is one of the world's leading independent M&A advisory firms. Specialized in the middle market, we provide support and opportunities locally and internationally for clients buying or selling companies as well as financings, corporate restructurings, and other corporate finance transactions. For more information, visit www.globalma.com.

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