Aequo advised Ardagh Group, a NYSE listed global leader in packaging solutions, on the acquisition of a food metal packaging factory located in the city of Khotyn, Chernivtsi region. The factory was acquired from the state-owned Ukreximbank through Prozorro.Sale online platform. Following completion of the deal, one of the largest Ukrainian food metal packaging factories will be put back into operation.

Ardagh Group operates 100+ metal and glass manufacturing facilities in 22 countries across 5 continents, employing approximately 23,000+ people and have global sales of approximately $8.6 bn.

The team led by partner Anna Babych included counsel Sergey Denisenko and associate Denys Medvediev – advising on the obtaining of merger clearance, senior associate Mykhailo Soroka – advising on real estate matters, counsel Michael Lukashenko, senior associate Vasyl Mishchenko and associate Maria Derechina – advising on corporate and tax issues in connection with the deal.