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Group Guillin: Exclusive negotiations to buy Sharp Interpack

Packaging giant Groupe Guillin (Ornans / France; www.groupeguillin.fr) has told the French stock exchange that, since the end of last year, it has been in exclusive negotiations to acquire rigid plastics packaging manufacturer Sharp Interpack (Bridgwater, Somerset / UK; www.sharpinterpack.co.uk), with the transaction expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2010.

Sharp Interpack had a turnover of GBP 84m (EUR 92.4m) in the year to 31 March 2009. It is the leading UK supplier of rigid thermoformed packaging for the retail and food sector.

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