Ardagh proves it still has lots of bottle

Paul Coulson and his management team at Ardagh Glass capped seven years of growth with last week’s massive €1.7billion purchase of Impress Cooperative. Richard Curran reports

2nd October, 2010

The seven years since Paul Coulson took the Irish Glass Bottle Company private have been anything but dull for the financier.

At the time, he faced down a counter-offer for the quoted company from Sean Quinn, only to come up against him later in planning battles in Britain.

Coulson and his management team at Ardagh Glass have grown the business exponentially, bagged a fortune from the sale of the Irish Glass site at Ringsend and...

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