Paris, 28 October 2022. HolwegWeber – acquired 2018 by Motion Equity Partners, with LGT Private Debt acting as sole arranger and underwriter of a unitranche financing – is specialized in designing and assembling machines used to produce paper bags. Leveraging significant industrial expertise and a large customer base, the company has become one of the two global leading players in the market. Ambienta, a European environmental sustainability investor across private and public markets, will combine HolwegWeber with its existing portfolio company In.Pack Machinery, specialized in manufacturing machinery for the production of recycled and bio compostable bags. The newly formed Group, with a geographical reach including the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, will be a leading diversified player for sustainable packaging, operate seven production sites and oversee a combined installed base of over 9,000 machines. Alantra, Cerea and Oquendo joined the unitranche financing arranged by LGT Private Debt.
“LGT Private Debt is pleased to partner again with both Ambienta and HolwegWeber’s management teams to facilitate the next phase of their growth plans. We believe this combination gives rise to a new global player in the sustainable packaging machinery industry, and with the potential for multiple synergies,” stated Stéphane Legrand, Partner at LGT Private Debt.
“LGT Private Debt has demonstrated its understanding of the strong potential of the Group to which it has been a long-standing partner,” said Francesco Lodrini, Partner at Ambienta. “We are pleased to team up with LGT Private Debt as we believe they will be a valuable financing partner to support the Group’s future development.”