December 7: Ardagh Glass Group today completed the acquisition of global canmaking company Impress for 1.7 billion euros (US$2.27bn).

The enlarged company, with sales of 3 billion euros ($4.0bn), will be called Ardagh Group. In a press release, the company said that as a diversified global packaging business, it will hold either number one or number two positions in nearly all its served markets across 24 countries. It will have 81 facilities and employ about 14,000.

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