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Metallo operates in the worldwide secondary metals market, and is a specialized secondary refiner of non-ferrous metals.

Metallo is specialized in multi-metal refining of non-ferrous metals. The Group is a unique global player with the highest level set-up of pyro- and hydrometallurgical processes which can treat the most complex secondary raw materials, and refine them into pure metal commodities to supply the metal consuming industry.

Metallo strives to achieve replicable, innovative and environmentally friendly recycling technologies. These allow the company to achieve a zero-waste status, whereby all recycled materials are transformed into re-usable commodities.

The majority of revenues derives from copper, with the balance coming from an array of non-ferrous metals (lead, tin, nickel, zinc, precious metals, etc.).

Key Milestones:

2013:Alpha sold Metallo to Towerbrook Capital Partners, retaining a minority stake in this secondary LBO transaction.
2015:The Group disposes of its physical collection network (Metallum Switzerland) to an industrial player, in order to focus on its refining operations.
2016:Finalisation and start-up of a major industrial project in order to diversify refining capacities to additional metals, and to anticipate tightening environmental regulations

Industry Business services
Country Belgium
Date of investment 08-2013
Turnover 927 M€
Status In Portfolio