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KPMG acted as the buy-side advisor and successfully advised Heneken, a major Slovakian industrial group, on their entry into aluminium granulate production on the African continent.

Details of the transaction

Heneken Group

Heneken Group was founded in 2007 as a trading company in aluminium and other non-ferrous metals. It currently operates warehouses in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Koper in Slovenia, Istanbul in Turkey, Baltimore in the USA, Brno in the Czech Republic and Senec in Slovakia.

In 2017, Heneken bought a plant in Spišské Vlachy for recycling scrap aluminium – mostly car wheel rims and used cans. This was followed in 2019 by a zinc recycling plant in Košice and in 2020 by the acquisition of Laná, a company from Žiar nad Hronom focused on the production of aluminium ropes and wires for the energy industry. In 2023, Heneken started secondary aluminium production in Izmir, Turkey.

"This is a natural next step in line with our strategy to supply our business partners with a broad portfolio of products of the highest possible quality. We remain committed to metallurgy. Our goal is to continue to deepen our know-how and expertise in this sector," said Heneken‘s CEO, Michal Hudoba.

GfE-MIR Alloys & Minerals

GfE-MIR Alloys & Minerals is a South African manufacturing company focused on the production of secondary aluminium in the form of aluminium granulate, as well as manganese and silicon. The company’s workforce currently consists of 175 people. Its key customers include Arcelor Mittal.

KPMG role

KPMG in Slovakia provided buy-side deal advisory services. In cooperation with KPMG in South Africa, KPMG in Slovakia provided M&A advisory services together with financial, tax and legal due diligence. In addition to KPMG, Slovak law firm UGB and South African law firm Adams & Adams also participated in the transaction.