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Ardagh’s latest move may bring a flotation even closer

A $3.4 billion buy of rivals’ assets announces the container giant’s arrival into cans

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
1st May, 2016
The former Ardagh factory in Ringsend Dublin Pic: RollingNews.ie

Eighteen years is a long time to wait for the big payoff. But for Paul Coulson and the management team of Ardagh, the glass bottle and metal can manufacturing giant, that payday might just be around the corner.

It is an unlikely journey from a small Irish company making glass bottles in Ringsend to what last week became the third-biggest maker of bottles and cans globally with a projected $9 billion (€7.9 billion) in annual...

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