Canadian Manufacturing

Crown buying Spanish food can maker Mivisa Envases for $1.64B

Acquisition of largest canner in Iberian peninsula will help Crown expand presence in European market



PHILADELPHIA—Crown Holdings is spending $1.64-billion to acquire the Spanish canning company Mivisa Envases and expand its footprint in Europe.

Mivisa is the largest canner in the Iberian peninsula with sales of more than $500-million, Crown said.

The company operates 10 plants in Spain and one in Morocco, which primarily can vegetables, fruit, fish and meat.

The Philadelphia packaging company is buying Mivisa from affiliates of the Blackstone Group.

The deal is expected to close next year, according to Crown Holdings Inc., subject to review by the European Commission and other regulatory authorities.

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