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May 17, 2011

BGL Announces Global M&A Transaction in Plastics

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 Bourbon S.A. (Groupe Bourbon) to Plastiques du Val de Loire (Plastivaloire) (ENXTPA:PVL).

Founded in 1957 and based in Saint-Lupicin, France, Groupe Bourbon manufactures plastic interiors for cars. Bourbon business units include Bourbon Automobile, Fabi Automobile, Aquifrance, Creadec, and Interplastico. The company reported sales of €200 million and EBITDA of €15 million in 2010.
Plastivaloire manufactures complex plastic injection molded parts for the automotive, electronics, electrical, medical, household appliance, and recreational equipment sectors. The company is one of the largest suppliers of plastics to the automotive industry in France, manufacturing parts used in vehicle interiors, front-end modules, under-bonnet parts, lighting, and signaling. In 2010, Plastivaloire reported sales of €222 million and EBITDA of €18 million. The company was founded in 1963 and is based in Langeais, France.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & CompanyM

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

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