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Pretium Packaging to be Acquired by Genstar Capital

Pretium Packaging to be Acquired by Genstar Capital

Chesterfield, MO May 1, 2014:  Pretium Packaging, L.L.C. announced its parent company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Genstar Capital, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, California.

In conjunction with the sale, the Company expects to redeem its senior secured notes, conditioned on the completion of the sale.  The sale is subject to satisfaction of customary conditions and is expected to be completed in June 2014.

Pretium is currently controlled by New York based private equity firm Castle Harlan, Inc.  Citigroup Global Markets Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor to the Company, and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP served as legal counsel.

Pretium CEO and president George Abd said, “We have greatly enjoyed working with Castle Harlan over the past four years.  They have been true partners in helping to drive Pretium’s growth, with sales growing from $165 million in 2009 to $241 million in 2013.  In addition, we are excited to team with Genstar Capital, a growth-oriented firm with a strong focus on niche specialty manufacturing.  They are a perfect fit with Pretium’s go-to-market strategy and will help us drive our growth in the future.”

About the Company

Pretium Packaging, headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, is among the nation’s largest manufacturers of customized, high-performance rigid plastic bottles and containers. With more than 650 customers, including global consumer packaged goods companies, as well as national, regional and local customers, the Company supplies a wide range of bottles and containers to food, personal-care, household, healthcare and pharmaceutical products end markets.  The Company currently operates ten manufacturing facilities, nine in the United States and one in Canada, and employs more than 1,000 personnel.  For more information visit the Company website


Contact: George Abd                                                                                                            

(314) 727-8200

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