Avery Dennison Acquisitions and Exits, 11 Deals Between 1999 and 2017
consumer products Company

Avery Dennison has acquired 10 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Avery Dennison’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Paxar for $1.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Avery Dennison Label Converting & Consumer Products to CCL Industries for $500M. Avery Dennison has acquired in 6 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (30%) and packaging (20%).

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Avery Dennison Corp.

207 Goode Avenue,
Glendale, California 91203
United States,
(626) 304-2000

Avery Dennison is a global provider of labeling and packaging materials and solutions. Avery Dennison's businesses include the production of pressure-sensitive materials and a variety of tickets, tags, labels and other converted products. Some pressure-sensitive materials are sold to label printers and converters that "convert" the materials into labels and other products through embossing, printing, stamping and die-cutting. Some are sold in converted form as tapes and reflective sheeting. Avery Dennison also manufactures and sells a variety of other converted products and items not involving pressure-sensitive components, such as fasteners, tickets, tags, radio-frequency identification inlays and tags, and imprinting equipment and related services, which are marketed to retailers and apparel manufacturers and brand owners. Avery Dennison was formed in 1935 and is based in Glendale, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 5 - 3 2 - - 10
vol $1.5B $300M $190M $2.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $500M $500M

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Largest Paxar Corporation
$1.3B (2007-03-22)
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Largest Avery Dennison Label Converting & Consumer Products
$500M (2013-01-30)

Consumer Products M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 315 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 19 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 10 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton Partners with 8 platform acquisitions.

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