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When Range International raised $50 million to list on the Australian Stock Exchange on July 22, few people knew that royalty stood behind the fifth-largest shareholder in the maker of recycled plastic pallets.
Holding 3.51 percent of Range’s issued capital is Enviro Pallets Europe SARL, an entity controlled by Prince Albert.
Along with the likes of Sri Widati Ernawan Putri, an Indonesian heiress, the Prince is supporting Range’s $2.5 million USD purchase of a factory in Surabaya, a deal currently in due diligence. It will eventually contain 14 pallet-making machines, imported from New Zealand’s Scott Technology at $1.8 million USD apiece, to produce pallets from waste plastic using a patented process called ThermoFusion.
Range International’s founder, Matthew Darby, said that Prince Albert became an investor in 2012. “The Prince is a keen environmentalist, he’s particularly concerned with deforestation so he understood the potential impact of what we were doing,” Darby said.
“He’s been very supportive and as you can imagine his network’s pretty good.”
Of the 4.6 billion pallets forecast to be made globally in 2016, Darby claimed 90 percent of them would be wood, making the humble item a major culprit in the “quiet crisis” of deforestation.
“We lose a football field of trees every four seconds in the world, and the wooden pallet industry accounts for 40 percent of the cut timber very year,” he said. Source: Financial Review (Australia)
Monaco-based Panthera Solutions has been named ‘Best Financial Service Provider Europe’, excluding banks, by the international magazine The European.
New figures show that the Principality has recorded its ninth consecutive year in the black thanks to an extremely tight economic ship.
The outcome of Thursday’s UK general election will be a key talking point for markets near the end of the week, with a Conservative Party majority largely priced in financial markets.
Monaco-based Anastasios (Tassos) Economou has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of YPO, a global leadership community for chief executives. It was announced earlier this week that Economou will be the 69th member to hold this office and will succeed current YPO Chairman Elizabeth Zucker. He will begin his term on 1st July 2020. A member […]