Ardian, Blackstone line up for €1bn Mauser buyout


Private equity firms Ardian and Blackstone are looking to acquire European industrial packaging company Mauser in a deal that could surpass €1bn, Dow Jones has reported.

The company’s owner, Middle Eastern investment firm Dubai International Capital (DIC), was recently reported to be seeking an exit for its three largest companies for more than $2bn.The firm is working with investment bank Evercore Partners to gauge investor aluminium manufacturer Almatis and engineering aerospace group Doncasters Group, alongside Germany’s Mauser.

Last year Mauser extended the maturities of more than 96 per cent of its senior debt facilities totalling €678m.

The deal could comprise a debt package of as close to six times the company’s EBITDA, the report said.

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