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Acquisition in the Swiss recycling market

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Thommen Group acquires METALLUM Group (Schweiz) AG; creating a leading group in the Swiss metal recycling industry

02. September 2015

Swiss Thommen Group (“Thommen”) with its headquarter in Kaiseraugst (Aargau) has acquired 100% of the shares of METALLUM Group (Schweiz) AG (“METALLUM”) based in Regensdorf (Zurich) creating a leading group for the trading, recycling and processing of metal and electronic scrap with several sites and facilities in Switzerland as well as in Germany, Belgium and Italy.

METALLUM will be integrated in the group structures of Thommen but will continue to act independently on the market and will keep its existing management. No layoffs are planned. 

METALLUM was majority owned by funds managed and advised by TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. Closing of the transaction took place on September 1st, 2015.

Dr.Tobias Thommen, CEO Thommen, emphasizes: „We are delighted to welcome METALLUM in our group. The acquisition follows our strategy to be one of the leaders in the Swiss market and to broaden our core competencies in recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Through the acquisition we will strengthen our position in the market and we will be able to serve our customers even better.”

Sébastien Repetti, CEO METALLUM: „We are very happy to join forces with this family owned Swiss industry leader. We have known each other for decades and have already cooperated successfully on various projects and joint ventures. Merging the two similar yet complementary groups is strategically highly compelling and will be beneficial for METALLUM, its employees, customers and suppliers.”

Details of the transaction will not be disclosed.

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