Souter Investments
is one of the UK’s leading family investment offices specialising in private equity



Vintage: August 2014

Exit Date: March 2021

Sector: Industrials

Location: Finland, Poland


Souter Role: Co-investor, Minority Stake

Souter Director: Yes

Status: Realised

Amerplast is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, value added plastic film packaging. Its flexible packaging applications are used in a wide range of industrial and consumer products, particularly in the food, hygiene and retail sectors.

With operations in Finland, Poland, Sweden and Russia, Amerplast is one of the largest plastic converters and bread bag manufacturers in Europe. Its flexible packaging solutions are exported to over 25 countries.

A business with a keen environmental focus, many of Amerplast’s products are manufactured using recycled or Green Polyethylene, including its retail bags which are produced using 90% recycled materials. Amerplast has also recently launched its AmerFresh Packaging System. Utilising new technologies specific to fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, Amerfresh delivers a longer life cycle for fresh produce by optimising the oxygen levels within packaging to the specific optimum level for each type of fruit and vegetable.

In addition to major investment in NPD since acquisition, Souter Investments and co-investors Lonsdale Capital Partners have supported significant capital investment in new plant and equipment, further enhancing Amerplast’s capabilities.

In March 2021 Amerplast was acquired by private equity backed Hanmere Polythene with Souter Investments achieving a full exit.  Terms have not been disclosed.


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