CD&R in advanced talks to acquire Mauser


euro8_170sqPrivate equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire German packaging business Mauser from Dubai International Capital (DIC).

Mauser is expected to be valued at €1.2bn in a deal, said Reuters, citing banking sources.

DIC bought the company for €850m from JP Morgan’s buyout division in 2007 and put it on the block earlier this year.

Bankers are currently preparing a debt package of around €1bn, or 6.25 times Mauser’s EBITDA of €154m.

Private equity firms Ardian and Blackstone also participated in the auction and were looking to buy Mauser for €1bn.

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

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