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Leygatech, the French company specializing in recyclable plastic packaging films with high barrier functionalities, has welcomed regional investment structure Carvest and agri-food investor Unigrains as minority owners. Leygatech provides unique value in the flexible plastics value chain through its polyethylene-based mono-material films that offer conservation and protective properties. The company aims to accelerate its development towards recyclable mono-material films with the support of Unigrains and Carvest.
Leygatech’s CEO, Thierry Bonnefoy, says that Unigrains’ expertise in the agri-food sector offers clear synergies with the company’s expertise. He also notes that Crédit Agricole, their historical banking partner, shares strong values and local anchors expressed through this transaction. The experience of both Unigrains and Carvest is expected to accelerate Leygatech’s international development.
Unigrains’ investment director, Romain Pinpernet, explains that the company has long supported the agri-food packaging sector and understands the opportunities and challenges. Pinpernet says that Unigrains is delighted to support the future development of Leygatech and promote its products to industrial actors who are looking for innovative solutions in response to the technical and societal issues posed by the evolution of packaging. Meanwhile, Carvest’s investment officer, Quentin Coste, believes that Leygatech’s focus on the recyclability of products and the development of the circular economy around plastic films is central to Crédit Agricole’s medium-term project and a real challenge for the agri-food sector. Coste is also sensitive to the transformations initiated by Thierry Bonnefoy and his team.