Refresco is the biggest European bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for both supermarkets and A-brand manufacturers. With production facilities in the Benelux, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Poland and Finland. The company has a turnover of € 1.5 billion, processes of volume of 5 billion liters and employs 3,000 people.
Refresco feels consolidation within the sector is necessary to allow customers to benefit from economies of scale and cross-border services. For this reason they consult regularly with competitors. In 2012 concrete merger talks began with Gerber Emig. To steer this complex process, Refresco was looking for a bank that could provide a strategic advisory role.