Press Release

Kirkland Advises Apollo Funds on IPO of Verallia SA on French Stock Market

Kirkland & Ellis advised Horizon Parent Holdings S.à r.l, a majority shareholder in Verallia SA, and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc., on the initial public offering of Verallia. This is the largest IPO in France in 2019.

The Kirkland team was led by London and Paris M&A partner, Vincent Ponsonnaille, supported by transactional associate, Louis Gosset. Verallia was advised by White & Case and Loyens & Loeff advised Horizon Parent Holdings S.à. r.l on the Luxembourg law aspects of the transaction.

Verallia is the third largest global manufacturer of glass bottles and jars for the food and beverage industry, with production facilities spread across Europe and Latin America.