Herbst Kinsky advised CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition of ÅR Packaging Group AB from Ahlstrom Capital and Accent Equity regarding all aspects of Austrian law including the financing of the acquisition.

Headquartered in Lund, Sweden AR Packaging is one of Europe’s leading packaging with sales of approximately EUR 560 million (2015) and 2,200 employees across 17 factories in 9 countries. The company has performed strongly in recent years, posting a 27% increase in net sales last year.

CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC today employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. CVC has completed over 300 investments in a wide range of industries and countries across the globe. Today, CVC’s funds are invested in 50 companies worldwide which employ over 350,000 people and generate combined annual sales of approximately US$100 billion.

The team of Herbst Kinsky was led by Christoph Wildmoser (Private Equity/Finance) supported by Philipp Baubin (Finance), Alexander Weber (Corporate/Private Equity), Carl Walderdorff (Finance), Matthäus Metzler (Regulatory), Bianca Möller (Commercial), Tanja Lang (Employment) and Johannes Frank (Real Estate). The Swedish firm Cederquist was Lead Counsel.