Shearman & Sterling advised MML Capital Partners on the acquisition of Global Pallets & Packaging Services (GPS), alongside the management and Metric Capital Partners (as co-investor).
MML Capital Parners is an international mid-market private equity firm investing in partnership with management teams to deliver their bold expansion plans. The firm was founded in 1988 and has since invested more than $3 billion. The company is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Dublin and Paris. MML Capital Partners has expanded successfully over the last 15 years. It is now a multi-strategy private equity investor run and co-owned by CEOs Bal Johal and Ian Wallis and chaired by Rory Brooks the original founder. The business has built a reputation for being a high quality bespoke private equity investment firm that is highly consultative in its approach.
Headquartered in Villenave D’Ornon, France, Groupe GPS is a worldwide specialist in providing returnable packaging solutions. The group is engaged in the leasing of returnable pallets and crates for packing, storage and transportation of solid and liquid bulk cargo. Groupe GPS provides a full service including rental, logistics, maintenance and delivery of the empty packagings and has opened offices and logistics platforms across the world to be in the immediate vicinity of its customers. Covering all the markets from the United States to Asia, Russia, India, Europe and more, Groupe GPS bases its strength on its employees’ know-how and experience.