Filtrona completes acquisition of Contego Healthcare

Plastics and fibre company Filtrona has completed its acquisition of Contego Healthcare as part of its strategy of complementing balanced, profitable organic growth with value-adding acquisitions.

Plastics and fibre company Filtrona has completed its acquisition of Contego Healthcare as part of its strategy of complementing balanced, profitable organic growth with value-adding acquisitions.

The group said the product portfolio complements its existing packaging solutions capabilities in the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets of labels, tear tape and authentication technologies.

In a statement Filtrona said: "The acquisition will not only enhance the range and innovation opportunities offered to existing Contego and Filtrona customers, but also provide access for both companies to potential new customers through leveraging their combined skills.

"In addition, through adding critical mass to the company in these end-markets and significant additional scale in western Europe, the acquisition of Contego provides opportunity for further development in both Porous Technologies and in speciality tapes through an expanded and more focused category-based commercial approach."

Contego was acquired for £160m on a cash free, debt free basis and was funded in part a share placing equal to 9.99% of the company's issued share capital.

The share price edged 0.42% higher to 709.50p by 08:55 Wednesday.

NR

Recommended

The top funds to invest in now
Funds

The top funds to invest in now

As market volatility continues, here are the top funds, stocks and investment trusts investors are putting their money into, according to one investme…
2 Dec 2022
7 sin stocks to buy yielding up to 8%!
Share tips

7 sin stocks to buy yielding up to 8%!

Sin stocks don’t have the best reputation, but when it comes to investment returns, they’re certainly worth a closer look.
2 Dec 2022
Share tips of the week – 2 December
Share tips

Share tips of the week – 2 December

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
2 Dec 2022
3 emerging-market stocks to watch
Share tips

3 emerging-market stocks to watch

The top emerging-market stocks to keep an eye on, according to Union Bancaire Privée’s Eli Koen.
1 Dec 2022

Most Popular

Fan heater vs oil heater – which is cheaper?
Personal finance

Fan heater vs oil heater – which is cheaper?

Sales of portable heaters have soared, as households look to cut their energy costs. But which is better: a fan heater or an oil heater? We put them t…
21 Nov 2022
Stock market crash? This time it’s (slightly) different
Stockmarkets

Stock market crash? This time it’s (slightly) different

The bears expecting a stock market crash have got it wrong, says Max King.
30 Nov 2022
Is it cheaper to leave the heating on low all day?
Personal finance

Is it cheaper to leave the heating on low all day?

The weather is getting colder and energy bills are rising, but is it really cheaper to leave the heating on low all day or should you only turn it on …
1 Dec 2022